The Magic Snail
Human beings have used snails for food for thousands of years, and today snails continue to be a delicacy consumed by millions of people around the world.
The market for snails and their products is of great interest in many countries in Europe and America mainly because of their taste. These mainly herbivorous species have a high economic value and are considered a luxury food. The most preferred and consumed species of snails is Helix Aspersa (garden snail).
Although the nutritional composition of various foods has been known for many years, relatively little information is widely available on the nutritional composition of edible snails.
It has been found that snail meat ingredients are very good for health because they prevent atherosclerosis and thrombosis and have anti-inflammatory action, preventing allergies, depression and other diseases of the nervous system.
Snails are low in fat and high in mineral nutrients, essential amino acids and beneficial fatty acids. Analysis of the lipid composition showed a relatively high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Snail fat is good because it provides our body with omega-3 fatty acids, which people cannot synthesize on their own, so they must take it through their diet. Snail meat is a good source of calcium and phosphorus, two components very important for bone growth, as well as magnesium, potassium and sodium.
As for trace elements, snails are a good source of selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that protects against heart disease and cancer (especially prostate), also contributes to the functioning of the thyroid gland and immune system.
In addition to all the above, snails are also an important dietary source of vitamins, especially niacin.
The products of Kantareus R Ltd. are produced from high quality snails Helix Aspersa Maxima, grazed on an organic farm under strict controlled conditions