Do you prefer your morning cereal with skim milk, whole milk . . . or cockroach milk? An international team of researchers in India recently discovered that the Pacific beetle cockroach secretes a substance packed with proteins, fats, amino acids, and sugars, making it one of the most nutritious substances on Earth. This is not, however, your traditional cup of milk. In fact, it’s not a liquid but a crystal formed in the gut of infant roaches. Scientists plan to make the crystals into a supplement to help fight malnutrition. It might be a hard sell in the U.S., but insects are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world: In Mexico, toasted grasshoppers are served with chili; in China, dragonfly larvae are deep-fried. But what about the flavor of cockroach milk? “It tastes like nothing really much,” says Leonard Chavas, one of the researchers, who tried a sample. Thanks to science, you may soon get to try some yourself. Bon appétit!