Advantages of Snail Farming or Snail Rearing

Advantages of Snail Farming or Snail Rearing

Snail farming which is also known as snail rearing or snail production (Heliculture) is the process of raising edible land snails, primarily for human consumption or cosmetic use. The meat and snail eggs can be consumed as escargot and as a type of caviar respectively. Mucus, commonly known as snail slime, has medical properties and is used in cosmetics. Perhaps the best known edible land snail species in the Western world is the Helix pomatia, commonly known as Roman snail or Burgundy snail. This species is however not fit for…

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Facts about Snails and Snail Farming

Facts about Snails and Snail Farming

Snails are gastropod mollusks; members of the phylum Mollusca and the class Gastropoda. Snails are a huge part of the diet in many parts of Africa, although they are not always affordable and available all year round. Their high protein, low fat and cholesterol content make them a nutritional favourite. Snails contain almost all the amino acids needed by the body and most of its by-products are used for cosmetics and medicines. As our population becomes more interested in healthier living and low-cholesterol diets, snails will become a popular alternative…

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