Conch is the second best known edible snail, the first being escargot from Burgundy, France. Conch has been a popular food source throughout the Caribbean since the time of the Arawak Indians, before Christopher Columbus. They are still an important food source for natives of Haiti and the Bahamas, who use it in soups and salads.
Scungili and whelk are distant relatives of conch.
The world record for eating Conch Fritters is 45 fritters in 6 minutes, held by Joe Menchetti.
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