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Shellfish Treasures tually low in cholesterol. A 4-ounce serving contains 35 to 50 milligrams of cholesterol, which is comparable to levels in most fin fish, and is about half to a third the amount in beef and poultry. Crustaceans are higher in cholesterol (60 - 180 milligrams). However, they are still low enough to fit into light and healthy eating, especially if teamed with lower cholesterol foods. I grew up in Maryland and cut my teeth on fresh seafood from the Eastern Shore. I was always

Shellfish lovers take heart ~ new evidence shows that oysters, scallops, clams, shrimp, lobster, and crab, once thought to be high in cholesterol, are no longer villains. Original testing on shellfish couldn’t distinguish between the different kinds of sterols in food, of which choleSTEROL is but one. Thus, shellfish was strongly tagged as a high cholesterol food. There are two groups of shellfish: mollusks (oysters, scallops and clams), and crustaceans (shrimp, crab and lobster). Mollusks are ac-

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October 2015 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times October 2015

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