Scallops are a popular seafood that is loved by millions. The white and meaty scallops encased in the shell have a mild, sweet flavor and are packed with nutrients that promote health for your health.
Scallops are usuallly sautéed in butter, or else breaded and deep fried, but today we celebrate with baked scallops.
Scallops are high in protein, contain virtually no saturated fat and are a good source of important minerals including magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Scallops are also a good source of vitamin B12 - a three-ounce serving (90 grams) provides half of a day's vitamin B12 requirement that the body needs to make red blood cells and to maintain a healthy nervous system.
Here's how a 3-ounce (90 gram) serving of scallops measure up in terms of nutrition:
- Calories 101
- Protein 21 grams
- Fat 1.3 grams
- Saturated fat 0.1 grams
- Cholesterol 48 milligrams
- Plus, you get 50 milligrams of magnesium, 304 milligrams of phosphorus, and 1.2 micrograms of vitamin B12.
There are many ways to prepare scallops, making them incredibly versatile. If you have been accustomed to frying your scallops, try something new today. Consider baking your scallops instead with this quick and easy baked scallops recipe.
Enjoy your baked scallops today!