Clams are high in protein and provide a great source of B vitamins, important for cellular energy production and can help keep your nervous system healthy. They also contain high amounts of the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Copper essential for the healthy production of red blood cells and strengthening the bones as well as promoting a high metabolic rate. Clam meat can also provide a good amount of selenium which is a key antioxidant.
Clams can be a delicious appetizer or part of a main course. These Clams in a half shelf are perfect for a platter, just drizzle with oil, add a lemon wedge and some fresh parsley. They will make a great addition to your favourite Seafood pasta or paella. Clams are best paired with Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Muscadet from the Loire in France.