Octopus & Co.
Octopus is a cephalopod that stands out for its protein content, helping to develop and maintain muscle mass. It has a large amount of vitamin E and is very rich in minerals. It is low in cholesterol and high in Omega 3. It can be used in salads or simply add a little paprika de la vera for a perfect tapa.
Mussels from the Galician Rias are large and juicy, and are accompanied by a delicious marinade. Mussels have a high protein and iron content and a very low fat content. They are highly recommended for pregnant women due to their vitamin B12 content, which is necessary for the correct development of the baby.
Cockles from the Galician Rias are molluscs that live under the sand. They are very rich in nutrients and provide a large amount of iron and iodine, which are beneficial for preventing anaemia. It is ideal for people who follow diets as it is very low in calories and minimal in fats and sugars.
Squid are small squid from the cephalopod family. They stand out, like larger squid, for being a natural source of protein. They provide a lot of energy and are therefore recommended for all types of diets.
Razor clams are very abundant on the Galician coast; they are molluscs that live completely buried in the sand. Nutritionists recommend their consumption due to their high iodine and protein content. They can be eaten on their own at room temperature or heated in a frying pan with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.
Zamburiñas are bivalve molluscs with two shells typical of the Galician coast. They provide a medium level of protein and a large amount of calcium and phosphorus, for the correct functioning of teeth and bones.