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Shellfish, Snails (Escargot)

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About This Food

Description

Escargot, the French word for snail, has been a culinary delicacy for thousands of years.

The best-known varieties today are the vineyard (or Burgundy) snail and the petit-gris. The vineyard snail, grows to about 1 3/4 inches and has a yellowish brown shell. These snails dine on grape leaves and are considered the best eating.

The smaller French petit-gris, which is about 1 inch in length, has a brownish-gray shell and flesh.

Traditionally, snails are served baked in the shell with a sauce of garlic, shallots, parsley and butter.

Selecting & Storing

Fresh snails are available year-round and can be found in specialty markets. Canned snails and packaged snail shells are available in gourmet markets and many supermarkets.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
  • Phosphorous
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • VitaminE
  • Copper
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)snail

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Calories: 76

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
1.18 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.22 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.21 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
200 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
100 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
42 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.68 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.68 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
13.52 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
84 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
4.2 IU
14%
Vitamin B6
0.11 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.08 mg
0%
Folate
5.04 mcg
1%
Niacin
1.18 mg
6%
Riboflavin
0.1 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
54.6 mg
10%
Minerals
Calcium
8.4 mg
1%
Copper
0.34 mg
17%
Iron
2.94 mg
16%
Magnesium
210 mg
52%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
228.48 mg
23%
Potassium
320.88 mg
9%
Selenium
23.02 mcg
33%
Sodium
58.8 mg
2%
Zinc
0.84 mg
6%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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