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Shellfish, Scallops

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About This Food

Description

Scallops are a nutritional powerhouse and an epicurean delight.

The sea scallop (Plactopecten magellanicus) is the largest of the scallops. There are approximately 20-40 in one pound. The raw meats are creamy white in color and sometimes slightly orange due to the food (algae) they consume.

The bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) resides in bays and estuaries from New England to the Gulf of Mexico. Its muscle reaches about one-half inch in diameter. There are approximately 50-90 in one pound. Bay scallop meats are white with some pink coloration on occasion due to the food (algae) they consume.

Scallops are an excellent source of protein, selenium and vitamin B12.

Be sure to look for sustainable scallops that are Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified like Patagonian Scallops or Weathervane Scallops from Vital Choice.

Selecting & Storing

Scallops can be purchased fresh or frozen. If fresh, use or freeze within 2 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB12
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
Good Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)scallop

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Calories: 74

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.64 g
Saturated Fat
0.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.22 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
151 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
76 mg,
DHA
91 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
27.72 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.98 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.98 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
14.1 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
42 IU
1%
Vitamin C
2.52 mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.84 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.13 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
1.29 mcg
22%
Vitamin K
0.08 mg
0%
Folate
13.44 mcg
3%
Niacin
0.97 mg
5%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
54.6 mg
10%
Minerals
Calcium
20.16 mg
2%
Copper
0.04 mg
2%
Iron
0.24 mg
1%
Magnesium
47.04 mg
12%
Manganese
0.08 mg
4%
Phosphorous
183.96 mg
18%
Potassium
270.48 mg
8%
Selenium
18.65 mcg
27%
Sodium
135.24 mg
6%
Zinc
0.8 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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