Snail meat continues to be one of the most popular types of meat served in restaurants and fast food establishments. Many people consume this meat because of the great nutritional value and distinct flavor it provides them.
In spite of the fact that eating snails offers numerous health benefits, there are some risks linked with eating snails, which can be summarized as risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Snails are well-known for transmitting a disease known as Schistosomiasis. The fact that it has caused multiple deaths around the world indicates that this is not a common sickness.
The disease infects the majority of wild snails when they drink or swim in water tainted with the bacteria that causes it (Schistosoma). A cure for Schistosomiasis is still unavailable in the majority of African countries, including the country of South Africa itself.
What remains to be answered is: how does Schistosoma become infected with the body?
This occurs when a snail Meat is inadvertently consumed raw by children who are only learning about the world around them. Children under the age of six should not be allowed to have access to unshelled snail meat due to the fact that many of them do not have a basic concept of food at that age.
A child who accidentally consumes an uncooked snail could experience symptoms for several days or weeks before they manifest themselves. Symptoms such as blood loss, fatigue, and the release of blood when stooling or peeing are possible.
It is a potentially dangerous scenario that should be investigated as soon as you realize your son or daughter has taken it.
Individuals may also be harmed if the food is undercooked or improperly washed after preparation. It is often preferred for people to thoroughly wash snail Meat before cooking and frying it, while the quality of the oil used is also important.
Using a substandard oil could result in the meat having a high cholesterol content, which is detrimental to one's heart.
The good news is that if you prepare your snail meat properly (washing, cooking, and frying), it is extremely nutritious, since it is a good source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and other vital minerals for the body's health.
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