WHAT ARE SHELLFISH?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHELLFISH
BENEFITS OF SHELLFISH
Benefits to eating shellfish include: low cholesterol, low fat, no saturated fat, rich in protein, calcium, triglycerides, reduces fats that clog arteries and B vitamins.
RISK OF SHELLFISH
Experts warn that shellfish absorb contaminants from the sea, including bacteria, such as salmonella, and viruses, such as hepatitis A. Uncooked oysters may also contain a bacterium called ‘Vibrio vulnificus,’ which can cause serious illness. Its important to cooked shellfish completely.
- Store shellfish in the coldest part of the refrigerator .
- Live shellfish need ventilation. Store in open containers; cover with a damp cloth.
- Eat fresh shellfish within one or two days of purchase.