Choice Tropical Periwinkle
Periwinkle, also known as "sea snails" or "winkles," are a type of small sea snail that is commonly consumed in some African countries such as Nigeria and Cameroon. This is what Yoruba call “Isawuru” . They are usually boiled or roasted and considered a delicacy.
In terms of health benefits, periwinkles are a good source of protein and essential minerals such as iron and calcium. They are also low in fat and calories, making them a healthy food option. However, as with all seafood, it is important to make sure they are properly prepared and cooked to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.
Additionally, as periwinkles are collected from the sea, it's crucial to check for potential heavy metal contamination or toxic algae blooms that can be harmful to human health