Whenever I eat out in a fine restaurant, the first thing that I look for in the menu is scallops. I absolutely love the delicately mild and sweet flavor of this seafood, as well as the chewy and fleshy texture.
Aside from the divine taste of scallops, they are also a great protein source substitute instead of red meat for those who on a weight loss program. A 4-ounce serving of baked or broiled scallops will provide you with almost 80% of the recommended daily value of protein that you need.
This seafood is also rich in trytophan, vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and Omega 3 fatty acids. The last item is great for those who are taking better care of their heart’s health. Omega 3 fatty acids help increase your heart rate variability, and serve as a protection against the fatal arrhythmia, stroke and high blood pressure. Finally, scallops help prevent the risks of certain cancers, protect against childhood asthma and age-related diseases.
Scallops are best enjoyed with your best seafood chowder recipe, they can be served as kebabs and they also taste great when combined with your favorite veggies. To fully enjoy the heart health benefits of scallops, make sure to bake or broil them instead of frying.