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Scientific Name: Mercenaria mercenaria
Hindi name: shankh min
Nutritional values: Amount per 100g, Calories: 189
Total Fat 7g (10%), Saturated fat 1.6g (8%), Polyunsaturated fat 1.7g, Monounsaturated Fat 2.7g
Cholesterol 94mg (31%), Sodium 591mg (24%), Potassium 284mg (8%),
Carbohydrate 11g (3%), Protein 20g (40%), Magnesium (14%)
Vitamin C (3%), Calcium (3%), Iron (21%), Vitamin B-6 (10%), Vitamin B-12 (11%)
Health benefits: Shell fishes are healthy parts of diets balanced. They are lower in fats. Very little of fats being contained by them are saturated fats. They are very lower in cholesterol, healthy for hearts and good sources of proteins.
Usages: You should eat and intake shellfish, be smart and in turn choose wisely. Shellfish is good for brains. It is rich in the nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 provides protection from diseases of hearts. They are important brain foods for unborn child, and you.
5 Famous recipes: Thai steamed shellfish, Honey Walnut shellfish, Marinated grilled shellfish, Shellfish Dopyaza and Szechwan shellfish
How to Cook Shellfish Dopyaza:
Shellfish (washed and peeled)-500g
Mustard Oil- 4 tablespoon
Ginger and Garlic Paste- 3 tablespoon
Salt-as per taste,
Garam masala- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Procedure: Deep fry shellfish in mustard oil. Add ginger, garlic paste, tomatoes, entire onions, salt (pinch), and turmeric powder. Fry till masala is done. Add fried shellfish a little bit of cream and water for making gravy. Fry for 10 minutes till gravy thickens.