A group of men in Central Kenya have been captured on video cooking and eating snake. The young men can be seen feasting on snake meat that has been mixed with onions and tomatoes in a sufuria. They end up sharing the snake meat delicacy amongst themselves after a successful hunt of the reptile in the bush. (The video is attached at the bottom of this page).
In the video, the men predominantly speak in Swahili. But before the video ends, one of the men can be heard speaking in Kikuyu language.
Before cooking the reptile, the men can be seen catching the giant African Rock Python on the side of the road. The enormous snake looks quite big at approximately 20ft (6 metres ) long. Then there is another video showing the men skinning the snake meat in preparation for cooking. One man holds the head while his friends guts the prey in an attempt to get rid of the innards.
After that, there is a third video showing the already cooked snake meat in a large sufuria. The meat looks delicious and taste as it is mixed with onions, tomatoes and other vegetables. The group of men divides the delicacy amongst themselves and proceed to feast on it. They look like they are having a hell of a good time with their meal.
Nutritional Benefits of Snake Meat
Snake meat is not as popular as other meats like beef, chicken or pork. But however, snakes are eaten across the world, particularly in Asian countries such as China. In Asia, the meat from snakes is believed to have some medicinal elements that helps the body fight diseases.
Just like all meats, snake meat contains mainly proteins and amino acids. The nutritional elements of snakes varies from one snake to the other the same way salmon, tilapia and other fish meats have different nutritional benefits.
The most common snake meat sold in the United States is the Rattlesnake meat, which can be purchased at Rattlesnake Roundups shops across the country.
For those people who love reptile meat, one need to be careful as snake meat is known to contain some forms of bacteria such as salmonella if not cooked properly. It is worth noting that any raw meat including beef and chicken does carry salmonella bacteria. This is why it is inadvisable to consume uncooked meats and eggs of any kind.
Snakes, like other animals, may also contain parasites and other infections that can be transmitted to humans, which can also be neutralized by proper handling, freezing, and thorough cooking
Meat from a snake contains a significant amount of vitamin B6 and B12, although not at the same level as what is found on beef. The majority of the B12 vitamins is concentrated on the liver and the kidney of the snake.
Eating snakes for food is not that common in most African countries. That is why many people will be shocked to hear that some men did catch and cook a snake. The video is attached below. Click here to watch the video