Farm holding “Zdravlyk” (Petrykivka district, Dnipropetrovsk region) is looking for a foreign investor for the industrial sale of a finished product that has access to the markets of the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Together with investors, it is planned to begin production of unique snail farming products:

  • processing crude liquid snail mucus into dry lyophilized powder;
  • production of snail hydrolysate peptide, enzymatic hydrolysis of snail raw material.

The necessary investments for the purchase of specialized equipment is $500 thousand.

The farm holding specializes in growing Mediterranean snails in Ukraine such as:

  • Helix aspersa Maxima.
  • Helix aspersa Muller.

And also it specializes in the production of snail mucus. The production capacity of liquid mucus (raw material) is more than 100 tons per year, with the possibility of expanding production volumes.

Today, farm holding “Zdravlyk” produces a limited amount of lyophilized snail’s mucus, and has samples and relevant product examinations.

Snail mucus and its processing product are products with limited production in the world, through a small amount of this substance in mollusks and the complexity of processing.

The mucus processing product is industrially used by the world pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries for the manufacture of medicines, nutrient additives, cosmetic masks, refinishers, creams and other products. This is the most expensive snail breeding product, because 1 gram of dry substance in world markets costs from $28.

Lyophilized snail mucus is a source of allantois, collagen, elastin, glycolic acid, peptide antibiotics, vitamins A, C, E; methionine, threonine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, valine, histidine, tryptophan; proteinogenic amino acid: arginine and lysine.

Farm holding “Zdravlyk” is not only a member of the European trade association for the cosmetic and personal care industry, but the only company in Ukraine that has a full snail production cycle and collects its mucus using their own technology.

You have the opportunity to learn more about the project “Production of dry snails’ mucus” by the following link.