Our crawly neighbour’s are more than just slimy reservoirs of protein. They make a great substitute for regular red meat. Here are some recently discovered reasons to gobble them up!: 1.) Recent studies have found that an average snail contains a glycoprotein which is believed to have cancer fighting properties. 2.) The mucous exuded by these creatures contain a copper compund which helps in healing after an injury or scalding and also helps in preventing heart disorders. 3.) An average snail is comprised of 80% water, 15% proteins and 2.4% fat (unsaturated fats). 4.) It contains essential fatty acids, calcium (well that’s mostly in d shell), magnesium and phosphorus. 5.) They are highly and incredibly packed with vitamins E, K, A and B12. 6.) Snails are an ideal weight watchers diet because they are good sources of proteins but low in calories and fat. For a 100 gram serving of snail, u get about 90 kcals only!. In addition to these health benefits, snails are tasty, juicy, delicious and cheaper than any red meat and can be prepared in a variety of forms including boiling, drying, cooking and used in a variety of soups and with vegetables.
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