Like other gastropod mollusks, the Helix aspersa is hermaphrodite, since a single snail has male and female reproductive organs and therefore, can produce reproductive cells of both genders. Helix aspersa Maxima – farming snail is a representative of the Helicidae family. It is known as the African snail, or large grey snail – Gros-Gris. An adult Helix Maxima snail weighs 15-40 grams and lays 120-180 eggs. Both the Helix aspersa Maxima and Helix aspersa Müller varieties have undisputed nutritional benefits. They contain high quantities of protein, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc and iodine in its meat.