Cockles - Live, Hard Shell, Farmed, New Zealand

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  • Qty
    $45.00 / bag
    Total: $45.00
  • Qty
    $90.00 / bag
    Total: $90.00


Heart-shaped and radially ribbed, these small gems are wonderfully briny with a clean, slightly sweet flavor. Their firm and chewy texture is not unlike other bivalves, such as clams and oysters.


Clinocardium nuttallii


New Zealand



Taste & Texture

  • Briny, Earthy
  • Steaky, Firm, Succulent

Cooking Methods

Nutritional Facts

Protein (g)17
Omega 3 (mg)200
Total Fat (g)1.5

Region & Fishery

Fun Fact

To “warm the cockles of someone’s heart” means to make them happy. One of the explanations of this expression may be that cockles are heart shaped. What do you think?

Product Preparation

Cockles are rather small, so they cook quickly when grilling, poaching or sautéing them. We also like to steam them with a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to let the clean taste shine through.

Product Nutrition

Cockles are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with healthful minerals such as Selenium, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium; plus B Vitamins like Niacin.

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Bake/Broil

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Grilling

Nutrition Facts

AmountPercent Daily Value
Cholesterol (mg)80 27%
Sodium (mg)95 4%
Potassium (mg)470 13%
Total Carbohydrate (g)6 2%
Percent Daily Value
Vitamin A10%

Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration