Clams - Cherrystone
Cherrystone Clam (mercenaria mercenaria) Alternate Names
Quahog, Common Hard-shell Clam
Cherrystone Clam Description
Cherrystone Clams are one of several varying sizes of Quahog Clam. The sizes of this clam are as follows: Littleneck Clam (1 1/2" - 2"), Cherrystone Clam (under 3"), Topnecks (3" - 4"), Chowder Clam (over 4"). The smaller the clam the more tender the meat.
Range & Habitat
Cherrystone Clams, and Quahogs in general, are an east coast clam found from Canada to Florida.
Typical Wholesale Products
Clams are sold live in the shell in 5 pound increments.
Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh. Fresh available all year long.
Cherrystone Clam Flavor Profile
Cherrystone Clams have tender meats with a mildly sweet flavor and briny accent.
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.
|* Calories/Calories from fat||127|
|* Protein grams||21.8|
|* Fat grams||1.5|
|* Saturated fat grams||.3|
|* Sodium milligrams||96|
|* Cholesterol milligrams||58|
|* Omega-3 grams||.3|
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