Shellfish: A healthy low-fat, high-protein food
Maintaining good health and a sense of well-being are top priorities in today’s hectic and stressful world. People are paying more attention to their diets and turning to healthy, sustainable shellfish.
A University of Washington study confirms that shellfish are a healthful addition to a balanced low-fat diet. Shellfish are much lower in saturated fat than pork or beef and provide high quality protein. In addition, shellfish contain significant amounts of heart-healthy omega-3′s, are excellent sources of protein, and are especially good sources of iron, zinc, copper, and vitamin B12.
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Pacific Coast scallops are available fresh December – June. Prized for their delicate meat and sweet flavor, scallops are delicious steamed or sautéed and require very little cooking. Pacific Coast growers, primarily from Alaska, offer Pink, Spiny, Weathervane and Rock … Continue reading
Geoduck clams are the largest burrowing clam native to North America, and have been known to weigh more than fifteen pounds. Available fresh year-round, they are prized as a delicacy for sushi, sashimi, and fritters, and are delicious minced for … Continue reading
Pacific Coast clams are available fresh year-round. Species vary in size and flavor, but are all easy to prepare and delicious steamed, fried or in chowder. Manila clams are known for their sweet, mild flavor; Littleneck clams, the native steamers … Continue reading
Revered by shellfish connoisseurs, mussels are available fresh year-round. Blue mussels, the original native mussel of the Pacific Coast, are prized for their exceptionally sweet flavor and tender meat. Mediterranean mussels are also sweet, easy to prepare, and good in … Continue reading