New Zealand Littleneck Clams have been exported to a dozen countries for over twenty five years. These carefully managed wild livestock are harvested by hand raking in the clear unpolluted waters of the Pacific Ocean on the Otago coast.
The clams are harvested to order and will remain fresh for 12 days chilled at 2 degrees to 4 degrees centigrade and are available all year round subject to weather.
16-75 clams per kilo
Flesh to shell ratio by weight
28% flesh, 72% shell
Live chilled in shell
Count per size:
|Pasta||50 – 75/kg||(23 – 40/lb)|
|Large||up to25/kg||(up to 11/lb)|
Live Chilled Clams
Kept in a well-drained container, clams will remain fresh 12 days from harvest if kept chilled in a high humidity container at 2-4 degrees centigrade (36-39 degrees fahrenheit). They should not be held in fresh water or in contact with ice.
Frozen Meat and Juice
Shelf life 2 years from pack date
Store at minus 18 degrees centigrade (minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
Each 100grams of edible raw flesh contains 46 calories, 30mg cholesterol, 7.6g protein, 5mg iron, 0.9g fat, 716mg sodium, 0.1g Omega 3, and 51mg calcium.