The Bottom Line: Quick facts about clams!
The Full Story:
- Freshwater clams can live inside an aquarium.
- Clams don’t have a brain
- The three main types of clams are soft-shelled, hard clams, and surf clams.
- Clams are classified as a mollusk.
- There are over 15,000 species of clams…and of those, there are over 150 edible species.
- “Steamers” are soft shell clams.
- Clams live in the sand upside down.
- The Giant clam can weigh more than 400-pounds and live for over 150 years.
- There are many types of regional clam chowder recipes: Manhattan Clam Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Rhode Island Clam Chowder, San Francisco New England Clam Chowder.
- If a clam doesn't open while cooking, it means it died before purchasing and shouldn't be eaten.