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5 Health Benefits Of Eating periwinkle

Very many people in Nigeria eat periwinkle. It is a seafood which has shells. Remember that there is a medicinal herb called periwinkle that is why this seafood is called Nigerian periwinkle.

Nigerian periwinkle is a seafood which is common in the riverine areas of Nigeria . It is a delicious seafood that is added to soups as a source of protein. Let's highlight some health benefits of eating this seafood.

1. Periwinkle is a good source of proteins.

Proteins is needed by our body to help repair tissues and build new ones. Periwinkle is a good source of proteins for our body.

2. Periwinkle contains essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine and iron.

Periwinkle is a good source of most essential minerals that the body needs. Iron is important for formation of red blood cells, potassium and magnesium may help in balancing body electrolytes among other functions.

3. It is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 fatty acids which is an essential oil which the body needs for brain, heart and eye health is contained in periwinkles.

4. They are also a good source of vitamin E, selenium, phosphorus and copper.

5. They are delicious to be added to soups.

For lovers of seafoods, periwinkle is good and very delicious to add to diet.

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