Frozen Snails

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What Are Snails?

Snails are the largest subgroup of molluscs, with 10,000 species and 400 families. They are spread worldwide in every ecosystem, in the land and under the water. Consuming snail meat, whether freshly baked or grilled, has been loved from the ancient to modern days, not just for its special flavour but also for the tremendous nutritional content and health effects it provides.

Snail meat is a high-quality food loaded with protein and is also a decent source of iron. Snail is also high in essential fatty acids.

Processing Snails

The farm from which our snails are grown is an environmentally sustainable area, favourable for natural growth and mollusc reproduction. They do not use chemicals and Genetically modified feeds in the process of snail breeding. Snail meat has exceptionally high flavour and valuable characteristics. When they hit the appropriate size, the farmworkers gather the snails at the most desirable time.

The harvested crop undergoes multiple purification processes. The snails are washed and sliced, extracting the gut and the shell. After cooking and slicing, the goods are frozen and wrapped in special packaging. Because of this storage process, it is possible to serve tasty meals cooked following a detailed and special recipe. The major advantage is that this procedure does not cause the substance to be exposed to the effects of preservatives, while its flavour and useful properties are not compromised. For 24 months from the date of freezing, frozen snails can be stored, not losing their flavour and versatility.

Benefits Of Frozen Snails

Snail is recommended for school-age children and young mothers as an inexpensive source of protein and iron, combating iron deficiency anaemia. The lack of iron induces anaemia and extreme weakness, so you may have to eat more snail meat if you get tired very quickly.

Snail meat provides several nutrients, including protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, copper, and vitamins A, B6, B12, Vit. K and folate. Snail meat contains close to zero fat, making it one of the healthful protein sources, unlike many other sources of animal protein that provide a high concentration of calories and fat.

For people who genuinely care about monitoring their weight and healthy eating, snail meat is preferred and for people battling health problems such as diabetes and hypertension as it has a comparatively low cholesterol level. They have anti-cancer properties and stimulate the immune system through their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity.

Omega-3 is yet another substance that your body gains from consuming snail meat, and it helps shield you from a heart condition and is also beneficial for your brain.

Why Buy Frozen Snails From Us?

Frozen Fish Direct shows the strongest descriptive and analytical indicators in this industry. We’re one of the biggest distributors of frozen snails here in the UK. Proper supervision over the adherence of quality and sanitary practices is carried out at each stage of production. Major restaurants and enterprises favour our products because we guarantee good quality and ecologically sustainable products.

Our team hires skilled chefs who develop perfect snail meals following the world’s best popular and original culinary recipes. We always use fresh ingredients and most natural products, including the spicy and flavoursome herbs that highlight the flavour of these tasty molluscs. All our frozen goods are carefully checked, and in compliance with international standards, we have all the requisite quality certificates.

Frozen Snails Nutritional Facts

A 100-gram serving of cooked snails provides:

Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 12.6
Total Fat: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 70mg
Potassium: 382mg
Carbohydrates: 2g
Sugar: 0g
Fibre: 0g
Protein: 16.1g

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FAQs

Can you cook snails directly from the freezer?

You may use your standard oven to cook frozen food. Just put the snails on the baking plate and place them in the middle of the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes just until the butter is heated and fizzing.

For how long are you going to cook snails?

When the butter in the shells is firm, take the shells out from the fridge and place them to an oven-safe baking pan. Avoid putting snails directly on the sheet tray, as we would like the snails to cook as much as possible in the butter. Cook snails for a maximum of 15 minutes.

What kind of snails is safe for eating?

The only snail species consumed in France are the Roman snail named Helix pomatia, the garden snail called Helix aspersa, and the European snail labelled as Helix lucorum. Snails are also eaten in several cafes in France and Spain as an appetiser.

How do you prep snails correctly for eating?

In a big pot or tub, place the snails in and load it with as much water. Dispose of any snails which float to the top. At one time, take two or three snails in your hands and massage them with your fingers. And cut the membrane that protects the hole in the shell by using a sharp blade.

Is eating snails safe and healthy?

Snails are completely fat-free, sugar-free and carbohydrate-free. Snails are also an impressive provider of lean protein. They are rich in minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, iron and potassium. Snails are like most molluscs, a great source of tryptophan, an enzyme that helps generate serotonin in the brain.