Heliciculture - Turning Snails Into Escargots

Turning Snails Into Escargots

Snails are mature when a lip forms at the opening of their shell. Before they mature, their shells are more easily broken, making them undesirable. For H. aspersa, commercial weight is 8 grams or larger. The nutrient composition of raw snails (per 100 grams of edible portion), according to information from the nutrient databank of France, is:

  • Energy: 80.5 kcal (337 kJ)
  • Water: 79 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Available carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Magnesium: 250 mg
  • Calcium: 170 mg
  • Iron: 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C: 0 mg

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