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Why do we need snails?

In Ukraine, snail dishes are something very exotic.

Every year in Ukraine there are opened many snail farms and this direction is developing very rapidly.  In supermarkets and restaurants in our country, it is increasingly common to see snails on the menu.  While Ukrainians are just getting to know a new product, in Europe snail meat will surprise no one.

In Europe, snails are eaten for holidays, for example, in France, about 20 tons of snails are eaten for Christmas.  The most popular dish is escargot.

There are several types of escargot: Why do we need snails?

  • escargot saffron ;
  • dijon escargot ;
  • limousine escargot;
  • burgundy escargot.


These dishes include:

  • butter;
  • dry white wine;
  • fresh snails;
  • spice;
  • seashells.


The only difference is in the spices, thanks to which the dish has a unique aroma.

France has a national escargot day.

There are three types of snails that are commonly cooked:

  • grape snails Pomatia;
  • mountain snails;
  • garden snails Helix Aspersa Muller&Maxima.


In Ukraine, you can find grape snails after the rain. You are unlikely to find garden snails in nature in our area, since they are grown only on farms.  Special conditions are created for them.  Is snail meat tastes good?  Some snails taste like mushrooms, and some like chicken meat.  In fact, snail meat is quite neutral and additional ingredients give it flavor.  (mustard, garlic, spices).  Snail meat contains a lot of protein and is a low-calorie product.  Such useful components are contained in snail meat:

  • vitamin B4;Why do we need snails?
  • vitamin E;
  • phosphorus;
  • omega-3;
  • iron;
  • selenium;
  • copper;
  • potassium;
  • magnesium.


Even pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with stomach and heart problems can eat snails.

In Ukraine, snails can be bought in supermarkets and online stores.

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