|Even our oldest ancestors were big fans of the snail as food, as it is proven by the cooked shells of snails that have been found in large quantities in pre-historic areas across Europe. Later on, other civilizations that appreciated food like the Romans, not only did they enjoy them cooked in many different ways but also as referred by Plionios, they frequently devoted large amounts of time to grow them. Today, snails are very popular appetizers across all five continents. However, they seem to be a bit more popular in Crete, where they are considered quite important and nutritious food. Collecting snails in the country can also be used as a stress reliever for people and their nutritious quality can even help fight depression. They‘re rich in amino acids and they offer Omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of fish.