Longevity snails are not recommended. The snail itself is not poisonous, but it is the intermediate host of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. People will be infected with Angiostrongylus cantonensis due to raw or semi raw intermediate hosts (such as longevity snails) and subsequent hosts. If you want to eat, you must heat it thoroughly before eating.
Longevity snail, also known as apple snail, originated from the Amerson river. It is one of the invasive species in China. It is mainly used for raising other aquatic feeds.
It was introduced into China in 1981. Its meat is tender and delicious, rich in protein, carotene, a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is a delicacy on the table. Longevity snail has large individuals, wide feeding habits, strong adaptability and fast growth and reproduction. It is cultivated all over China. Improper cooking methods, raw or undercooked food, will pose a threat to human health. Therefore, when eating longevity snails, we must pay attention to thorough heating.
Whether it's longevity snails or field snails, even crayfish, loach, eel and other wild animals have some parasites. Therefore, when eating, it must be fully heated at high temperature before eating.