Helix -HeliCulture, Culinary Delicacy & Health benefits Of Helix - -
Eddible Snail), Eddible Crab ,Eddible Turtle Eddible Frog,Eddible Rice Fish ,Eddible Raw Spirulina ,Eddible Biofloc-Sea Food,Helix Farming - Heliculture
Health benefits Of Helix -
Helicultural Commodities ( Helix ) are found everywhere and whilst most gardeners dislike them, in Portugal instead of being a pest ,Ghungi(Eddible Snail ),Crab,Paha(Eddible Frog ) Eddible Rice Fish ,Raw Spriulina ,Shrubs Shrinks … are a culinary delicacy.
Although repulsive to many people, Ghungi ,Crabs,Paha ,Sea Food are consumed all over the world and are a very healthy thing to eat. Roasted Crab shells found in archaeological excavations indicate humans have eaten them since prehistorical times and the Romans cultivated by feeding them special diets to improve their flavor.
The species Theba Pisana, Otala Lactea and Helix Aspersa are the most consumed. They possess anti-cancer properties and boost the immune system due to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects.
An average Helix is comprised of 80% water, 15% protein and 2.4% fat. They contain essential fatty acids,Omega-3, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and are a rich source of vitamins E, A, K and B12.
The latest trend is for snails’ eggs ‘Pearls of Aphrodite’, known as white caviar, retailing at around £1,600 per kilo. Mostly ‘farmed’ in Spain, the eggs are laid twice a year, collected with tweezers, washed, purified and sterilized before being lightly salted and tinned – this explains their high cost.
Did you know that Helix are also used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes?
The benefits of Helix slime were recognized in ancient Greece by Hippocrates who used it to heal skin and ulcers and to reduce scarring. More recently, Chilean farmers highlighted the benefits when they noticed cuts on their hands healed very quickly and their skin became softer. This is because the slime contains allantoin, antibiotics, glycolic acid, collagen and elastin, and so it heals and regenerates skin cells minimizing scars.
In 2013, Louis-Marie Guedon in France began to harvest slime and now plans to produce 15 tones a year to meet the increasing demand from cosmetic companies wishing to incorporate the slime in their skin care products.
In Tokyo, there is a spa where you pay to have snails slithering over your face as it makes skin softer and magical affect on skin shining and glow .This is Cosmetic Charismatic Helix
So, how much do you know about the life of a Helix ?snail,Crab,Frog,Rice Fish ,Shrinks Raw Spirulina ,Biofloc ,Sea Food )?
Belonging to the mollusk family, sea snails lived 550 million years ago and land snails evolved 286 million years ago. There are now 43,000 snail species found in different habitats around the world. Their bodies have no bones and their shells are made of calcium carbonate with protein layers which harden over time.
Water snails have the most intricate patterns in red, orange and yellow whereas land snails use camouflage colors such as white, brown and grey to hide from their many predators.
Snails have a simple brain but are capable of associative learning and of forming long-term memories. They can lift up to 10 times their own body weight in a vertical position.
Did you know snails have over 14,000 teeth on their tongue, which is rough like a cat’s, and they can locate food a few metre away due to their extraordinary sense of smell? The larger set of tentacles is their eyes, although they are almost blind and the smaller set is their olfactory organs.
Snails are one of the slowest creatures on earth, moving along at 1.3cm a second. Mostly active at night or during the day if it rains, many species hibernate in winter or during severe droughts, by sealing their entrance with dried mucus called an epiphragm and then gluing themselves to something in a shady place.
The largest land snail recorded was a giant African snail measuring 12 inches long and weighing nearly two pounds. They only live for around five years although some species can live up to 25 years, (except around here as they are collected and cooked long before they grow up).
Snails are hermaphrodites so they have both male and female reproductive organs, but they still need another snail in order to fertilize each other’s eggs or they take it in turns which sex to be! Mating occurs at the end of spring into early summer and 80-100 eggs are laid in the soil.
Transparent baby snails hatch within two to four weeks and it takes up to three months for them to fully develop their adult colors. They are usually a mirror image of their parents and reach adult size and sexual maturity in two or three years.
Some snail species are considered as one of the most invasive species in the world. Typically, most gardeners try to exterminate snails using chemicals, however, a recent study has indicated that if you remove a snail 20 metre away, they will not return and it is therefore more ecologically friendly to collect and take them to some waste land. So, throwing snails over the fence into your neighbor garden will not work as they will come back!
Ghonghi, delicacy of Eddible snail ( Helix ) ...
One of the most common foods in the Tharu community of Nepal, Ghonghi is often catered as delicacy, just the way others serve chicken or mutton. Known as escargot in France, where it is served as a delicacy too, this species of snail is served with the ground linseed soup. Usually, this dish is eaten by sucking the snail from its shell and is available all over the market place in Terai where the Tharu community resides.
Although the look of the dish keeps many away from this dish, it is liked by most of the Tharu people, also some others, for a long time now. Although it is similar to the French escargot, there are many differences between these two which can be clearly seen. While the French culinary is fabulous without needing you to suck the snail out of its shell, the dish in Terai is not like that. Nevertheless, despite of how it looks like or how you eat it, for the Terai people, it is nothing less than what escargot is for French.
This highly nutritious delicacy (a water snail has 57.5 percent protein and an apple snail has the protein value of 72.9 percent) might have been as popular as mo:mo or chowmein, had there been difference or changes in the recipe. The best time for ghonghi is during the paddy season when rice is planted. During this time, the women and children are often found busy collecting snails from water sources which are then left overnight in a vessel to get rid of the soil and waste inside the snail shells. The next morning they cut the tail which makes it easier to suck the meat out of the shell when it is cooked.
For eating, these snails are boiled and cooked in the way other curries are cooked, however, the most essential part adding the ground linseed which gives consistency to the gravy as well as enhances the taste. The ghonghi is served with rice and this combination, for indigenous people in Terai, had been a staple food for ages now.
There is a belief that this meat provides the immunity power to the indigenous people to fight against malaria when they were the only inhabitants in the densely forested Terai. Also, the old people who had broken bones problem were advised to eat ghonghi as the Tharus believed that the snails build stronger bones. It is also said to clear the bowel movement and keep the eater healthy and was offered to pregnant women as protein supplement. However, the superstitious believers in Terai also considers snails as witch’s weapon and it is said that if you eat a snail smeared with vermilion, you will die within the time fixed by the witch.
Mostly, the snail is popular among the poor people as it is cheap and easily found source of protein. It is also gaining popularity among others besides the Tharu, Rajbanshi, Santhal, Jhangad, Bote, Musahar, Madhesi ,etc., however, its harvest from the water sources has led this varieties closer to extinct. Nevertheless, this delicacy has been gaining immense popularity among the people belonging to other communities as well, besides its traditional eaters.
PAHA - पाहा - Eddible Frog
A-One large frog leg, fried, has about 70 calories, 4.3 grams of protein, 4.8 grams of fat, 4.6 milligrams of calcium, 38.4 milligrams of phosphorus, 2 grams of carbohydrate and no sodium. There are also some trace amounts of iron and B vitamins. There is an old wives` tale, which may or may not have merit, that frog legs are good for the skin. Alexandre Dumas, in ''Dumas on Food,'' a book written in the last century, said: ''Frogs are prepared in several ways, mostly in soups which are very health-giving and which are even used by some women to maintain the freshness of the complexion.''
Anyone who is fond of frog legs and who does not get the legs from a private source-that is, a frogger-had better store up now because these delicacies will soon be scarce. Most of the frog legs consumed in the U.S. come from Bangladesh,
Top 6 micronutrients -
French style frogs legs - Vitamins, minerals fiber or omega 3
The RDA/RI's below are based on your profile and are per portion.
Vitamin K 41.31µg - which is 40% of your RDA/RI 40%
Essential for blood clotting and plays a key role in your bone health
Vitamin A -300.98µg - which is 38% of your RDA/RI 38%
Contributes to your vision, immune system, absorption of iron (for energy creation) and has a role in cell 'specialization'
Phosphorus -234.4mg - which is 34% of your RDA/RI 34%
Contributes to the normal function of all your cells, your energy creation, helps maintain the health of your bones and teeth and promotes the normal growth of children
Riboflavin (B2) 0.33mg - which is 26% of your RDA/RI 26%
Contributes to your energy creation, blood health, normal vision, cell protection and to reducing tiredness and fatigue
Copper -0.34mg - which is 25% of your RDA/RI 25%
Protects your cells from damaging free radicals and contributes to your energy creation, immune system and nervous system
Selenium -17.31µg - which is 25% of your RDA/RI 25%
Contributes to protecting your cells from damaging free radicals, supports your immune system and contributes to normal thyroid function
Top 2 phytochemicals
Myricetin -0.7mg - which is 47% of your CYF recommendation 47%
May protect our cells from damage & may offer protection from cancer and diabetes
Lutein and zeaxanthin -398.59µg - which is 20% of your CYF recommendation 20%
May protect our eyes from damage and degeneration and contribute to our ability to use skills and memory into old age
TASTY RIVER FROG " Paha ( पाहा ) " COOKING
Toad Hunting into the Thick Forest of Himalayan RIVER in Nepal
गङगटा - Crab -
Local Fish - धान माछा /Muddy Fish & Helix
Spirulina Is Extremely High in Many Nutrients-
Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water.
It is a type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae.
Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy from sunlight via a process called photosynthesis.
Spirulina was consumed by the ancient Aztecs but became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts
A standard daily dose of spirulina is 1–3 grams, but doses of up to 10 grams per day have been used effectively.
This tiny alga is packed with nutrients. A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains -
- Protein: 4 grams
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
- Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
- Copper: 21% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need.
In addition, the same amount holds only 20 calories and 1.7 grams of digestible carbs.
Gram for gram, spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.
A tablespoon (7 grams) of spirulina provides a small amount of fat — around 1 gram — including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in an approximately 1.5–1.0 ratio.
The quality of the protein in spirulina is considered excellent — comparable to eggs. It gives all the essential amino acids that you need.
It is often claimed that spirulina contains vitamin B12, but this is false. It has pseudovitamin B12, which has not been shown to be effective in humans .
SUMMARY -Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and fresh water. It may be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth.
Health Benefits of Spirulina -
- Spirulina Is Extremely High in Many Nutrients...
- Powerful Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties. ...
- Can Lower “Bad” LDL and Triglyceride Levels. ...
- Protects “Bad” LDL Cholesterol From Oxidation. ...
- Protects “Bad” LDL Cholesterol From Oxidation. ...
- May Have Anti-Cancer Properties. ...
- May Reduce Blood Pressure. ...
- Improves Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. ...
- May Be Effective Against Anemia.