Snails are super nutritious – one could say they are a superfood.
The are very rich in protein and very low in fat, therefore they make a very healthy meal. It is estimated that Escargots contain 80% water, 15% protein and 2,4% fat.
Nutritional value of raw snails (per 100 grams):
Water: 79 grams
Protein: 16 grams
Available carbohydrates: 2 grams
Fat: 1 gram
Magnesium: 250 mg
Calcium: 170 mg
Iron: 3.5 mg
Vitamin C: 0 mg
Fiber: 0 grams
Energy (kcal7kJ): 80.5
Raw snails also contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin B-6
The high nutritional value of snails and the low impact snail farming has on the environment make it a perfect choice for environmentally conscious farmers who want to contribute to the world and create a sustainable and responsible business.
It is about time you try this delicacy already!
If you would like to learn how to breed your own snails – either in your back garden or on a bigger scale, you can purchase a Guide to Snail Farming here.
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