Clams

The key ingredient in the warm and soothing New England Clam Chowder, clams are a protein-rich sea food that are extremely nutritious. Three ounces of clam meat has less than one gram of fat while being high in protein, calcium and iron. There are many types of clams found all over the world. Popular species of clam include American hard shell clams, Palourdes also known as Manilla clams, Surf clams, Amandes also known as dog cockle, and Atlantic jackknife clam or razor clam. Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and spe..

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