Are All Cockroaches Safe to Eat?

As I understand it, cockroaches are perfectly edible for humans. The edible ones I've heard about are:

*Dubia Roaches *Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches *False Death's Head Cockroaches

Can anyone confirm that these are safe to eat for humans? Are ALL roaches safe to eat?

Thanks for any help you can get me.


  • I do not rear cockroaches, so have no direct experience with them. There are up to 30 cockroach species associated with where humans have their activity. While supposedly a total of about 3,500 cockroach species exist.

    Cockroaches are capable of carrying various human parasites. I am under the impression cockroaches are reared more for a non-human feed ingredient & also for purifying some pharmacological compound(s).

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