Very healthy

Humans and our ancestors have been eating snails since prehistoric times.  Their abundance, relatively easy rearing and nutritional properties have made this mollusc an affordable and economical source of animal protein.
The snail is an herbivore, and like the cow it transforms the weeds and grasses it eats into meat. Some of its best properties include:

  • Low-fat meat, 0.5-0.8%), which makes it an appealing food choice for people who need to control their fat intake for either health or weight control reasons.
  • Low in calories.
  • High value proteins, similar to those in red meat, and it contains amino acids essential for human health.
  • High mineral content: especially iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium.
  • High water content, so it is a food that boosts hydration.
  • Zero sugar content.

At Los Abuelos Caracoles we are aware that we are handling an exceptional raw material, so we are constantly working to ensure that the snail reaches your table having retained all its nutritional properties and natural freshness.