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Periwinkle

Alternate Names

Winkle, Littorina Littorea, Crickles, Willicks, Wilks

Description

Small edible sea snail which lives on the rocky coasts of countries bordering the Atlantic ocean. They are about 1.5 inches (4cm) long. Eaten in many countries including Korea, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium and part of Africa.

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Names

Winkle, Littorina Littorea, Crickles, Willicks, Wilks

Allergy Information

Uses

Additional Information

Also used as bait.



Found In

May be eaten on its own (steamed and salted), chowder, soup

Possible Health Effects

unknown

Allergy Information

Seafood (Shellfish)

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