Almeja Mercenaria | Mercenaria Clam
Scientific Name: Mercenaria mercenaria
Common Name: Mercenaria Clam, Quahog, hard-shelled clam, littleneck, cherrystone clam, chowder clam
Culinary Use: Mercenaria Clams are commonly used in seafood dishes such as clam chowder, pasta dishes, and seafood stews.
Medicinal Use: Mercenaria Clams are primarily consumed for their culinary value and are not widely recognized for medicinal uses.
Fun Fact: Mercenaria Clams, also known as "hard clams" or "quahogs," are bivalve mollusks found in coastal waters of North America. They are known for their delicious flavor and are popular in both traditional and modern seafood recipes.