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.

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

Selecting and Storing Scallops

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

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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