UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
Home
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Webcasts
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
What kind of snails can be eaten by humans?
Answer 1:

That's an interesting question!

Snails are not a very common food in the United States, but are often eaten in Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

Land snails that are eaten in restaurants and purchased in shops come from farms (snail farming is called 'heliculture'). The most popular farmed land snail species are Helix pomatia and Helix aspersa. Both species are native to Europe, but are now widespread because people have brought them across the world.



Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2015 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use