A man from Nairobi who feeds on fried cockroaches is planning to open a hotel that will serve this delight to interested people. Geoffrey Lugaye, who lives in Kibera, Kenya, has been eating cockroaches for four years and says they have therapeutic virtues.
According to Lugaye, cockroach milk contains therapeutic elements that have healed his ulcers. He plans to offer his customers fried cockroaches, soup and cockroach milk. In an exclusive interview with YEN, Geoffrey Lugaye said he owned a hotel, but the property was robbed and demolished by thugs.
“I would like to open a hotel to offer this delicacy because it has therapeutic virtues.” He harvests cockroaches in his home and often uses masking tape to trap them and then fry them in a source pan.
Cockroaches are very clean and tasty insects, especially if they are fed with fresh fruits and vegetables. They can be eaten grilled, fried, sautéed or boiled.
According to a 2018 study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), cockroaches are on the list of 1,900 other edible insect species.