Heliciculture or snail farming is rising again in Lebanon and can play an important role in boosting the country’s economy. The Lebanese School for Blind and Deaf in Baabda inaugurated its snail farm with support from Touchstone Snails, Cyprus.
Snails are hermaphrodites, which mean they have reproductive organs of both sexes. Each snail lays around 100 eggs at a time.
Snails or escargots are consumed in many countries around Europe and in Lebanon too. They are considered as a delicatessen and cooked in different ways according to the country and to the size and species of the snail.