Smooth clam / Brown Venus clam

    • Common name: Smooth clam
    • Latin name: Callista Chione
    • FAO code: KLK

Smooth clams belong to the family of molluscs of the Veneridae, the same as the carpet shells, so their nutritional values are very similar to those of the ""big sisters"", low in fats and proteins, and abundant of Vitamin A.

The nutritional properties of smooth clam, calculated on 100g of product, are:

  • Energy value 72 kcal
  • Proteins 8,6 g
  • Carbohydrates 0 g
  • Fat 0,47 g

Smooth clams are bivalve molluscs with an almost oval shape with a smooth, glossy surface and crossed by subtle concentric striations, while no radial elements are visible.

Italian caught smooth clams have a reddish-pink colour with concentric bands and darker radials, while inside is white porcelain. The average length of our smooth clams is 60-70 mm, but they can reach up to 100 mm and weighs 210 grams.

Italian smooth clams prefer to live in sandy and rubble sediments ranging from 0 to 20 meters deep. The highest densities are registered in the Northern Adriatic, at the seabed rises.

To recognize fresh smooth clams you should check if their valves are closed, this is a sign that the clam is still alive, making sure they respond to external stimulation.

Smooth clams are clams with very high commercial value, not only for the price of the first sale but also for the quantities, about 2,000 tons per year.

Our clams do not have any additives or preservatives. Their freshness comes only from our work, our method, the Goro Pesca method, created to ensure every day the freshness of our sea.

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