Nutrition & Benefits of Dried Scallops

Daiichi exports and markets dried scallop and other dried seafood.

Nutrition & Benefits of Dried Scallops

The scallop’s adductor muscles are roughly 20% protein and when dried the ratio rises to roughly 65%, making dried scallop a protein food with super-high nutritional value.

Scallop adductor muscles is rich in amino acids constituting umami such as glycine, alanine, glutamic acid, and inosinic acid. They additionally contain various other useful nutrients. Dried adductor muscles produced from raw scallop has a high concentration of umami and the nutritional values contained originally in the raw scallops. Not only are dried scallops a tasty food item but have also been used since days of old as ingredient for Chinese medicine.

Examples of Effective Ingredients Richly Contained in Scallop

Taurine has the efficacy of improving liver functions and reducing symptoms such as fatty liver, hypertension, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, loss of visual acuity, fatigue and hangover.
Potassium maintains osmotic pressure/moisture within/outside cells and discharges unwanted moisture and sodium out of the body, thereby getting rid of swelling in the body and preventing high blood pressure.
Zinc helps to prevent taste disorders. It also stimulates metabolism of the entire body. It is essential for child development and has beauty effects on skin and hair due to its stimulation of skin and hair metabolism. It also improves male sexual function.
Vitamin B12, folic acid
Vitamin B12 and folic acid prevent anemia.

Use in Chinese Medicine

Many efficacies of dried scallop in Chinese medicine can be listed but here are some conditions that dried scallop may relieve.

Poor constitution, poor body fluid circulation, thirst, sleeplessness, child development disorder, menstrual irregularity, constipation, deterioration of sexual function, aging, dizziness, tinnitus, difficulty of sleep, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, loss of appetite, fatigue, anorexia, and others

In addition, there are claims of anticancer effect and of maintaining immune strength.

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