Atlantic Sea Scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

Also Known As

Scallop, Sea scallop, Giant scallop

U.S. wild-caught Atlantic sea scallop is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.





U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina.


Sea scallops have a sweet, rich taste that can be mild or briny.


Firm and lean.


Raw scallops are shiny and creamy white, sometimes with an orange or pinkish tint (a natural variation that does not affect taste or quality). High-quality scallops have an ivory translucence and should keep their shape.

Health Benefits

Scallops are a good low-fat source of protein and are high in selenium and B vitamins.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
Amount per serving
Calories 88
Protein 16.7 g
Fat, total 0.76 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.079 g
Carbohydrate 2.36 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Selenium 22.2 mcg
Sodium 161 mg

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