Today is a lucky day to have this once in a bluemoon meal. Clams are very rich in iron, in fact about 9 to 12 pieces of this would provide 24 milligrams of iron.
Let us set aside the nutritional facts for the mean time. I am very lucky to this meal for today as it has been years since I had one. So there was this young lady who strolls around in the morning to sell the clams. And since she went by earlier than the time I go out of the house to but something for lunch, I choose to buy from her instead.
And there was my three year old son holding the clams in plastics like he would like to open and play with it on the floor.
Help yourselves. One bowl of yummy clams for the blogger.
Clams have more iron than beef, surprisingly this can provide 24 milligrams of iron which is more than RDA 18 milligrams for pre menopausal women and 8 milligrams per day for men and post menopausal women. Should you want to combat or prevent anemia, having clams on your meal rotation would help a lot. In addition, it is also a good source of potassium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.
Another good thing to know about clams is that is a great alternative for oily fish that gives fish oil. A 100 grams of it would provide 140 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids. So if your tired of having oily fish on your meal, here is a good alternative.
In the future, I should have this at least once a month to maximize benefits from the clams.