We stock Periwinkles (Littorina littorea) (Faocha), is a species of periwinkle mainly found on rocky coasts or sandy or muddy habitats on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Collected all around our shores, slow moving and abundant Winkles have been gathered and consumed since pre-historical times.

They are tender yet firm flesh and full of flavour.  Usually boiled in pure sea water, they can be consumed warm or cold.  After cooking, the soft body is ‘winkled out’ of the shell with a pin or a special ‘winkle-picker’.

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Periwinkle has been known to possess analgesic, antibiotic, antibacterial, laxative and hypotensive properties. Periwinkle contains tannins that bind up fluids and relieves inflammation. They are low in Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Protein and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium.

Raw Periwinkles

Serving Size 100 g
Calories 90
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Sodium 70 mg

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Please Note: Allergy to shellfish is quite common and people who are sensitive can react to a number of different types of shellfish such as oysters, mussels and clams. People who are allergic to one type of shellfish often react to other types. Shellfish allergy can offen cause severe reations and some people can react to the vapours from cooking shellfish. People who suffer diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fever or other gastrointestinal symptoms after eating raw or undercooked cockles, oysters or other shellfish should immediately contact their physicians.