Fresh Snails – 500 gm
Snails have been in existence ever since the Roman era. They were picked up from Liguria and fattened in snail gardens until they reached a stage suitable for consumption. Snails were popularly served with milk due to their stimulating effects, as stated by Pliny and Varro. The Romans were implemental in influencing the spread of snails and snail recipes to regions in Europe and the Mediterranean. These little pests were also introduced to the British Isles, where it is relished today. In the beginning of the Middle Ages, snails enjoyed the advantage of being considered neither fish nor meat, hence making them an ideal food to be consumed during Lent. Besides consumption, snails were also used in trade and soon after, in cultivation. For a good barter, snails had to be fatter, tastier and better. With this came the idea of feeding them a diet made of special herbs. Later, it was known that snails served as a remedy for various health issues. Modern techniques of conservation were introduced in the beginning of the 20th century. Today, most of the snail produce comes from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
- Snails are a great source of the valuable lectin, possesses anti-cancer properties and helps in boosting the immune system and fighting against cancerous cells.
- The snail slime is extremely rich in allantonin, collagen and elastin, which is beneficial for the treatment of skin diseases and broken bones. The secretions also have a copper peptide, which is regarded as the only source of a substance manufactured for creating creams that are useful in minimizing scars and wounds.
- Serum secreted by these snails is an excellent source of oligosaccharides that act as a hydrator for the skin. When applied directly on the skin, this serum works wonders for acne, enhances natural glow and protects skin cells from environmental damage.
- The venom extracted from the ocean snail is highly beneficial for people suffering from addictions, depression and Parkinson’s disease. This substance produces a synthetic version of the toxin that blocks or stimulates receptors, which release chemicals in the brain.
- In addition, toxins excreted by snails are valuable in stimulating dopamine, found lacking in people with neurological diseases.
|Dimensions||100.00 × 80.00 × 70.00 cm|