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Health benefits of Escargots (Snails)

lemongrass and kaffir herb butter, garlic, house baked vietnamese baguette
Escargots at Indochine DXB

This blog post came late but i had to document my experience with trying the so called recent food frenzy; "Escargots".

I decided to give it a go despite my non-adventuros nature when it comes to trying any meat option other than chicken and beef.

The snails I tried were part of the appetizer menu, cooked with buttery, lemongrass & garlic and served with a side of vietnamese baguette. I would say the taste of spices were too promiment so I barely got a disctint taste of the escargot itself. Maybe it takes up the taste of what it's cooked in/with ?

My au naturel habit of learning about the nutrition facts of any exotic food item inspired me to write this post, and unsurprisingly ( yes, my instincts rarely lie), escargots do have a good nutrition profile.

A 90 gram serving ( 3oz) contains:

  • 90 calories

  • 1g of fat

  • 2g of carbohydrates

  • 16g of protein

Apart from the macronutrients, snails are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as; Zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin E.

  • Zinc: plays a role in immunity health and metabolism.

  • Calcium: supports bone health.

  • Iron: needed to make hemoglobin, a protein which is found in red blood cells that helps in transporting oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.

  • Vitamin A: supports healthy vision and is a powerful anti-oxidant.

Would I consider it again as a treat? I would honestly say no lol. But worth trying !

Getting adventurous with food is fun.

Love x


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