NYC Seafood Restaurant: The Health Benefits of Fresh Clams

    Mon, Dec 3, 2012
    NYC Seafood Restaurant: The Health Benefits of Fresh Clams

    Umberto’s Clam House has been serving Little Italy for over 40 years, becoming a staple institution among New Yorkers, tourists, and celebrities. The longevity of the seafood restaurant stems from their legendary Hot Red Clam Sauce, simmered to perfection for hours just as it was originally made in 1972. As the holiday season begins, try this healthy alternative to the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

    Umberto’s serves the freshest clams with some very interesting health benefits:

    • Clams are surprisingly high in iron, more than a traditional steak. A three ounce serving, which consists of nine clams, has about 24 milligrams of iron. That is more iron than recommended each day. Some individuals, especially women, have a difficult time getting enough iron each day. Clams contain a variety of other minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
       
    • Fish and seafood contain about 140 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per 100 grams. If you are tired of eating oily fish or taking supplements, adding clams to your diet can be an effective alternative.
       
    • Clams are also a source of lean protein, offering more than 20 grams of protein and less than two grams of fat in a three ounce serving. Clams have more protein than oysters and scallops, and roughly the same amount of protein as chicken. Clams also contain a significantly larger amount of minerals than chicken
       

    Umberto’s Clam Shop offers more than just clams, and has proudly introduced their new late night dining menu, serving an assortment of classics, such as eggs Benedict, omelets, cheeseburgers, and chicken cutlets. Check out Umberto’s Clam House in the heart of Little Italy for the freshest seafood, clams, and more.

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