MYTHS AND FACTS

Snails are indigestible. Myth!

The Ancient Latin used to eat snails as protection against indigestion ,so this slogan came out: “the more you eat, the easier you digest”. Any case of indigestion may be coming from extremely spicy or not well-cooked sauces which frequently escort the cooked snails.

The last part of the snails contains the dirts of the mollusc. Myth!

The last part of the snail is the hepatopancreas, and is distinguished by the sommeliers as the tastiest and smoothest part of the snail, from which is produced a fine and very expensive product: the snail’s pate. Its consumption is of course recommended only from farm snails and not from free breeding snails.

The dirt (excreta) of the snails can be removed when the snails eat flour or bran. Myth!

The dirt (excreta) of the snails can be removed only if the snails stay without food for 5 to 7 days.

The snails picked up from the countryside (free-range snails) are healthier. Myth!

The snails picked up from the countryside hide dangers that the simple consumer ignores. It can eat anything such as for example: a) poisonous mushrooms, b) plants that have been sprayed with pesticides and/or c) carcass.