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Snail (raw)

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Snail (raw) review: 44 facts and highlights

Snail (raw)
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Snail (raw)

Why is Snail (raw) better than the average?

  • Higher water content per 100g
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    79.2gvs74.1g
  • More phosphorus per 100g
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    272mgvs229.08mg
  • More zinc per 100g
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    1mgvs0.94mg
  • More iron per 100g
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    3.5mgvs1.17mg
  • More magnesium per 100g
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    250mgvs33.48mg
  • Less cholesterol per 100g
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    50mgvs56.23mg
  • More potassium per 100g
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    382mgvs336.13mg
  • More carbohydrates per 100g
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    2gvs0.24g

General values

1. higher water content per 100g

79.2g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
2. more proteins per 100g

16.1g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
3. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

0g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
4. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

377kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
5. more iron per 100g

3.5mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
6. more sodium per 100g

70mg

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

1.4g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
2. less cholesterol per 100g

50mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.
3.saturated fatty acids per 100g

361g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.
4. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

259g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
5. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

252g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Minerals

1. more ash per 100g

1.3g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
2. more phosphorus per 100g

272mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
3. more zinc per 100g

1mg

Zinc plays an important part in cell division and in strengthening the immune system.
4. more calcium per 100g

10mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
5. more magnesium per 100g

250mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
6. more potassium per 100g

382mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

100IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.
2. more vitamin C per 100g

0mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
3. more thiamin per 100g

10mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
4. more riboflavin per 100g

120mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
5. more niacin per 100g

1.4mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
6. more folate per 100g

6µg

Folate (vitamin B9), a natural form of folic acid, helps maintain proper brain function. It is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy, as it helps in the production of genetic material, and is important in the development of cells and tissues.

Miscellaneous

1. more alpha carotene per 100g

0µg

Alpha carotene is similar to beta carotene but is more effective in its role as an antioxidant. It helps maintaining healthy bones, skin and vision, as well as a strong immune system.

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