URBAN FORAGING – Snails

The common garden snail Cornu aspersum is a much-loved delicacy in France and a great source of vitamin A, iron, magnesium and calcium. Snails are low in fat, high in protein and are found in nearly all gardens across Australia.

Introduced from Europe over 120 years ago, the common garden snail has made its home in suburban gardens, but is also farmed here in Australia for its culinary uses and exported back to France. Normally cursed by gardeners and overlooked as a food source, these small unassuming culinary morsels can be enjoyed and even celebrated.