Clams are high in protein and an excellent source of B vitamins, important for cellular energy production and healthy nervous system. They also contain high amounts of the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Copper, essential for the red blood cells as well as bone and muscle health and active metabolism. Clam meat can also provide a good amount of selenium which is a key antioxidant.
Clams can be prepared in many ways, these are perfect for a paella. Why not try our delicious recipe for Clams in Tomato sauce or if you feel adventurous, add them to a seafood stew with shrimp and white fish such as Portuguese Cataplana. Clams are best paired with Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Muscadet from the Loire in France.