The aphrodisiac history of conch
Like all foods of the sea, conch is considered aphrodisiac.
This seductive seafood was important to multiple native cultures throughout the early history of the Americas. Its meat, considered aphrodisiac to most of its early enthusiasts was enjoyed for its sweet, clean flavor.
In addition to lean protein, conch meat is a good source of iron and calcium and was likely successful as an aphrodisiac in its early history for the boost of energy it provided to hunters and gatherers.
Today, one particular piece of conch is known by some as “Bahamian Viagra.” The “pistol,” thought by some to be the male genitalia of the conch, is actually an appendage found on both male and female conch. (It’s used in digestion.) But for those who find it’s penis-like shape arousing, this slimy little cord is thought to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. (The popularity of conch pistol appears not to be limited to the Bahamas but is enjoyed across the Caribbean for reported aphrodisiac effects.)
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