Sunday, June 21, 2015

Edible Apple Snails

Apple Snails are fairly common and edible. Being snails, they are easy to catch and don't pose and real challenges in capturing... other than probably getting wet.

 They have about 12 grams of protein per 100 grams of snail meat. They also have substantial mineral content. You can read about their nutritional value here.


You'll only want to eat the 'foot'. Remove the body and internal organs.  The eggs are probably edible, but taste horrible.

If eaten raw or if undercooked, you are putting yourself at risk of ingesting Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworms). They cause Eosinophilic meningitis.

Edible wild Apple Snail

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