June 28, 2011, 08:01PM
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Grow Edible Snails to supplement Caldas NutritionProtein deficiency due to poverty is a root cause of malnutrition in Caldas. Edible snails can be grown locally as a cheap protein source.
Snail meat contains protein, fat(mainly polyunsaturated fatty acid), iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamins A, B6, B12, K and folate. It also contains the amino acids arginine and lysine at higher levels than in whole egg. It also contains healthy essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids. The high-protein, low-fat content of snail meat makes it a healthy alternative food.
Snail Pie and other prepared snail delicacies could be sold at local grocery stores to help ease snails into the local cuisine!
Concept Team: Irune Gonzalez Cruz, Sarah Fathallah, Sean Bunjamin, Johan Lofstrom
Farming Snails 1: Learning about Snails; Building a Pen; Food and Shelter Plants
Farming Snails 2: Choosing Snails; Care and Harvesting; Further Improvement
How do you envision this idea making money?
Local Caldas entrepreneurs can be encouraged and trained to start an edible snail business.
How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?
This is a cheaper way of adding protein to the Caldas diet
How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?
Growing edible snails simultaneously provides a livelihood and improves nutrition
Ancient and Modern Maya Exploitation of the Jute Snail (Pachychilus): ancient-and-modern-maya-exploitation-of-the-jute-snail-pachychilus.pdf
MICRO-CREDIT AS AN INSTRUMENT TO PROMOTE INDIGENOUS FOOD RESOURCES IN GHANA: abomosu-snail-farmers.pdf
Food-based strategy to improve iron status of pregnant women in Nigeria: food-based-strategy-to-improve-iron-status-of-pregnant-women-in-nigeria.pdf
Snail Farming Manual: snail-farming-manual.pdf
Free-range Snail Farming in Australia: free-range-snail-farming.pdf
concept submitted by: Avi Solomon
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