Clams are not only an abundant, sustainable seafood they are incredibly healthy and versatile. Clams like Sea Clams and Ocean Clams that have had the belly removed are Fat Free, Low in Cholesterol, and High in Protein, Iron and Selenium. A low fat diet, which includes clams and is high in protein, is not only recommended for a healthier way of life but many top athletes add clams to their diet to receive the benefits that the iron in clams adds. Iron is valuable in intensive training regimens because it delivers oxygen to hard working muscles enabling the body to burn more fat.
The healthy aspect of clams does not diminish the great flavor they can add to wide variety of recipes. Hot clam dishes such as chowders, soups, sauces casseroles, tacos, fritters or seafood stuffing will make any meal special. The flavorful versatile clams open up many ways to add healthy seafood to your diet. Cooked clams can also be used many cold recipes such as gazpacho, salads, bruschetta, crepes and more.
Clams can be substituted in just about any recipe for other proteins. Fresh vegetables can accompany clams as in Clams Puttenesca. Clams and rice noodles make a great Thai Basil Clam dish. Click on the recipe for Zuppa di Vongole, this tasty soup has been referred to as the “Mediterranean Diet” in a bowl.
- Take a look at the nutritional information provided below to see how good clams are for you.
- Note – For any of our recipes that require canned chopped clams you can substitute sea for ocean clams or vice versa. If you really want your recipe to stand out use our Gourmet Chopped Sea Clams for a premium clam identity and flavor.