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Clam Nutrition Facts Serving Size:
One serving of cooked littleneck (medium sized) clams is 3 ounces - without the shells. That is about 12 medium-sized clams. Calories and Carbohydrates:
One serving of littleneck clams has about 100 calories, which is 5 percent of an average daily caloric intake of 2,000 calories. As long as you adhere to the serving size, littleneck clams do not contribute much to calorie consumption, and you could easily fit them into a low-calorie diet plan. One serving of littleneck clams contains no carbohydrates. Protein:
At 22 grams per serving, littleneck clams are a great source of protein. According to MayoClinic.com, the recommended daily intake for protein is no less than 50 grams. This means that one serving of littleneck clams has about 44 percent of the average daily requirement for protein. ﷯ Minerals: Steamed clams are rich in iron, a mineral necessary for the production of red blood cells. A 3 oz. serving of steamed clams has 23.8mg of iron. The amount of iron recommended daily by the Institute of Medicine is 8mg for men and 18mg for women. Steamed clams also provide zinc, a mineral that promotes immune function and essential for energy metabolism. Fat and Cholesterol:
Approximately 2 grams of fat, or 3 percent of the average daily intake of 67 grams of fat, are in one serving of littleneck clams. One serving also contains about 55 milligrams of cholesterol, or 18 percent of the maximum recommended intake of 300 milligrams. The healthiest way to prepare littleneck clams without added calories is to place them in a pot with about 1/2 an inch of simmering water. Cover the pot and cook them until they open. You can flavor the water with aromatic vegetables, such as onions, shallots and garlic, to create a healthy and tasty broth. Read more: livestrong.com/article/553913-littleneck-clams-nutrition/#ixzz2cYrDNq3L or see the USDA nutrition facts below: ﷯ It doesn't get any healthier or easier than to steam up a pot of fresh clams.
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