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I live in Iran and get a lot of very large snails and slugs in my garden. Like to know if ALL kinds of snails & slugs, after detoxification, are edible?

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    What do you mean with after detoxification? If you remove any possible toxins, what (else) is your criterion of edible? – user34961 Jan 6 '17 at 16:25
  • Keep them from eating your salad greens, and eat the salad instead ;) – rackandboneman Jan 6 '17 at 17:13
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    More to the point, please describe what you mean by "detoxification" here - would that be the "hold for 10 days and only eat ones that are still alive" step referred to in Megha's comment on dd263's answer? – Ecnerwal Jan 7 '17 at 18:01
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My gut feel is that cultivated "Escargot" is a good thing and I would be risk-averse. However, This article begs to differ and supports your thinking.

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    I find the assumption "do not worry about snail bait" dangerous - there are many things surrounding gardeners might try to get rid of these bastards, some officially allowed some not (also very locality dependent)... – rackandboneman Jan 6 '17 at 17:20
  • @rackandboneman - it seems a little less dangerous when the instructions also include keeping the snails ten days before eating, and discarding any that die in that time - it makes it more likely that "survive long enough to be eaten" is a meaningful measure. I still wouldn't try it myself, though. – Megha Jan 7 '17 at 6:23

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