Mostafa Elbahja is the self appointed NUMBER ONE Babbouch (snails) vendor in the Jemma al Fnaa square, in this film he explains in comical fashion the health benefits of eating his snails marinaded in spices like the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, rosemary and aniseed. Orange juice sellers provide the backdrop as Mostafa tells us how his snails are good for everything from diabetes to back pain!

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Marrakech Jemaa al Fnaa Map

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Svenge is a widely available in Marrakech, often served from street food stalls.  Rings of dough deep fried in oil, usually sold tied in bunches of five. Svenge is eaten at breakfast or as a snack throughout the day.

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Cactus fruits also known as prickly pears are in season in Marrakech in the late summer.  In the countryside cactuses are plentiful, sometimes planted as hedging plants around farms, at this time of year all over the old town street sellers are offering juicy cactus fruits peeled on the spot and ready to eat.  The usual price is one dirham each, that is about 7 or 8 English pence or around 10 Euro cents.

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