Helix Aspersa Muller snail has an astonishingly great nutritional value
Helix Aspersa Muller snails are low in calories and fats and contain large amounts of minerals, necessary amino acids and beneficial fatty acids. Helix Aspersa Muller snails contain 9 out of the 10 amino acids the human body needs.
Snails have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, in amounts comparable to those found in fish.
Snail meat is a great source of calcium and phosphorous— compounds necessary for proper bone growth. It also contains magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Additionally, snail meat is also rich in amino acids that make snail a great meat substitute, especially for fasting individuals not allowed to eat dairy and meat.
In terms of minerals, snail meat is rich in selenium. Selenium is known to have powerful antioxidant capacities, protecting against cardiovascular disease and cancer (especially prostate cancer). It also contributes to the better functioning of the thyroid gland and the immune system.
Snail meat in comparison to other types of meat is lower in calories and fat and it contains large amounts of minerals and amino acids.
- The high rate of longevity among Cretans and their low cancer rates are associated with their increased consumption of snails.
- Snail meat is a fasting protein. It can complement perfectly rice, potatoes, zucchini and other foods.
- In certain villages in Greece up to this day, people perform a snail treatment.
- Once a year and for a whole week, every morning they swallow the body of a living snail. They do this for the prevention and treatment of ulcers.
- Hippocrates, mesmerized by the power of the foamy mucus that snails secrete for self-protection and for protecting their hatchlings, said,
“Slathering the human body with this mucus can counteract skin dryness and it can relieve and assuage its irritations. If used regularly, then the skin is kept clean and glowing.”