Shellfish – Health Benefits, Nutritional Values & Recipes

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

Onion- 300g

Tomato- 200g

Potatoes- 200g

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.