HOW TO COOK THE CLASSIC SNAIL PEPPER SOUP – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
The snail pepper soup is a flavorful dinner appreciated by local people in a few sections of Africa . Snails contains omega-3 and Omega-6 basic unsaturated fats, Calcium, press, magnesium, Vitamin A, B12, E and K.
How To Cook The Classic Snail Pepper Soup
- Snails (10)
- Black Pepper (popularly known as Cameroon pepper in Nigeria)
- Calabash Nutmeg (Ehuru or Ehu)
- Dry Utazi
- Seasoning (2 cubes)
• Using an old frying pan, roast the nutmeg seeds. stirring constantly till you can smell it. Try to remove the outer membrane, if it comes off easily, then the nutmeg is done.
• Peel off the nutmeg skin and grind/blend or pound into a smooth powder and set aside. Slice the onions and set aside.
• Wash and place the cleaned snails in a medium sized pot. Pour water just enough to cover it, add the crushed seasoning cubes and chopped onions then bring to boil.
• Once it starts to boil, add the ground pepper, nutmeg, thyme and salt to taste then continue cooking for about 10 more minutes.
• Once the snail is done, leave to simmer for about 3 minutes and it’s ready to be served. Enjoy!
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNAIL
Snails are a great source of the valuable lectin, possesses anti-cancer properties and helps in boosting the immune system and fighting against cancerous cells.
The snail slime is extremely rich in allantonin, collagen and elastin, which is beneficial for the treatment of skin diseases and broken bones. The secretions also have a copper peptide, which is regarded as the only source of a substance manufactured for creating creams that are useful in minimizing scars and wounds.
Serum secreted by these snails is an excellent source of oligosaccharides that act as a hydrator for the skin. When applied directly on the skin, this serum works wonders for acne, enhances natural glow and protects skin cells from environmental damage.
The venom extracted from the ocean snail is highly beneficial for people suffering from addictions, depression and Parkinson’s disease. This substance produces a synthetic version of the toxin that blocks or stimulates receptors, which release chemicals in the brain.
In addition, toxins excreted by snails are valuable in stimulating dopamine, found lacking in people with neurological diseases.