Cross-cut carpet shells

    • Common name: Cross-cut carpet shells
    • Latin name: Tapes semidecussatus
    • FAO Code: CLJ

From the nutritional point of view, cross-cut carpet shells are rich in vitamins A, contain phosphorus and potassium, and thanks to the reduced contents of fat and calories they are often indicated in low calorie diets.

The nutritional properties of cross-cut carpet shells, calculated on 100 g of product, are:

  • Energy value 72 kcal
  • Proteins 10,2 g
  • Carbohydrates 2,2 g
  • Fat 2,5 g

The cross-cut carpet shell is a bivalve mollusc of the Veneridae family that lives since a few meters, embedded in the mud or sandy sea beds on the coast or lagoon.

Our cross-cut carpet shells are a species that can withstand considerable variations of salinity. They are resistant to substrate oxygen deficiencies, parasitism and competition. The size of our clams range from 25 to 40 mm and they are sold exclusively alive.

To recognize a fresh cross-cut carpet shell clam, it is necessary to observe its body carefully. First, it must be alive and have a suitable reaction to the tapping; it must be glossy and turgid to the touch, while the smell must emanate the classic smell of the sea. The shell, on the other hand, must be intact, free of dirt and epibionts (organisms settling on other organisms to provide them physical support).

To recognize a fresh carpet shell clam, it is necessary to carefully observe its body. First, it must be alive and have a suitable reaction to the tapping; it must be glossy and turgid to the touch, while the smell must emanate the classic smell of the sea. The shell, on the other hand, must be intact, free of dirt and epibionts (organisms settling on others to provide them physical support).

The cross-cut carpet shell is our main product, a treasure of our land, which is born and grows in the waters of Goro to reach your table through our passion.

An Italian clam, result of a productive process that involves a purification step of at least 18 hours, a punctual delivery under optimal hygienic conditions and maximum freshness in accordance with the highest standards of control.

Preselected from the sea to offer you a valuable gift