Goshen Heliculture Farming
Goshen Organic Snail Farm is the only Heliculture Research and Development Centre in South Africa, for the reproduction of snails.
Our knowledge, commitment and perseverance are dedicated towards the continuous growth that we have thus far created.
Heliciculture, also known as heliculture, but more commonly known as snails farming is the process by which an individual will reproduce, grow and sell snails for human consumption, as an escargot or to acquire snail gel for the use in cosmetics. Snail eggs have more recently been used as snail caviar or white caviar. When the word ‘escargot’ is mentioned, countries such as France, Spain and Italy come to mind but edible snails have been placed on many menus across the globe. Edible snails have been consumed for thousands of years and surprisingly did not originate from the above-mentioned countries.
2 The Snails
Our snails are imported from Europe and are hand-selected to ensure that only the best breeding snails are used. The garden snail is native to the Mediterranean region and is highly desired in Western European countries. The Helix Aspersa snail is closely related to the Helix Pomatia (the original French Burgundy snail) but more feasible to farm with and reproduce.
3 Our Snail Diet
Our snails are raised on natural vegetative feed such as Swiss Chard, Clover and Chinese Rape. Our specialised snail feed ensures that our snails remain healthy and well looked after while on our farm. No pesticides, herbicides, unnatural enhancers or hormones are used. Nothing but the best for our snails which are well looked after while on our farm.
4 Our Products
Snail meat is an excellent food source. Snail meat contains very little cholesterol and fat while rich with vitamins and minerals, required for a healthy and well balanced diet. Not only does snail meat contain essential amino acids but it also contains higher protein content than poultry, Fish, Lamb, Pork or Beef. Snail meat is rich in calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium and has thus been recommended to treat pregnancy hypertension. Snail meat contains 9 of the 10 amino acids required by the human body
Goshen Organic Snail Farm collaborates with farmers across South Africa to create a viable and sustainable industry
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