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Atlantic Scallop Shells - Medium - 100 Shell Catering Pack

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Product Code: 8602/100


Fully cleaned, UK Sourced, white scallop shells. The shells have been cleaned, however, just like buying any food plate wash thoroughly before use.


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Shell Size: 10-11cm (4 inch)

Description:
Make a maritime presentation statement with these fully cleaned, UK Sourced, whole white scallop shells. The shells have been prepared to food standards, however, just like buying any food plate wash thoroughly before use. (They will happily survive a cycle in the dish washer !)

The shells have a level capacity of approximately 50ml, for smaller (10ml bite size) serving dishes see our "Candy Fans" Reference 8721.

Not only have these shells been used as serving dishes, our customers have utilised them for crafts and interior/exterior decoration.

Use of Shells for Food Presentation.

Seashells like these Atlantic or King Scallops are known as bi-valves. These make the best presentation platters due to their bowl-like shape and the ability to clean them thoroughly on all surfaces.

Sea shells offered as serving dishes are made naturally form the mineral Calcium Carbonate. We are not aware of any other compounds or minerals within the seashells that would preclude their use as food presentation dishes.

Seashells have a complex layered construction, making them extremely strong and light weight. In many cases seashells are stronger than ceramic plates, but be aware that chipping can occur with thinner shells.

Whilst seashells are dishwasher safe we would suggest that hand washing may be more practical. Online Shells have been thoroughly cleaned, however, post cleaning the shells are stored under warehouse conditions and appropriate measures should be taken commensurate with established food hygiene practice before using seashells for food presentation.

Seashells are non-porous. However, deterioration of the surface can cause pitting with repeated use

Whilst seashells can be used for cooking and presentation of hot food, do not put seashells in the microwave.

Seashells can also handle the cold. When used as display pieces in the chill cabinet repeated cycles of washing may dull the seashells’ colour.

Child Safe Sea Shell:
This shell is considered to be suitable for experiential learning including observation, creativity and interaction for Children over 3 years of age. (See Child Safe Sea Shells in our Info pages.)

Source & Environment:
Natural sea shells, a by-product of licensed fishing, approved by authorities in the UK

Colour & Form:
We take great care to provide accurate images, however, as a totally natural product shade variations and irregularities can occur, we consider these add to the fascination of the collection.

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Background: Scallops are marine bi-valves found in all the world oceans. In total there are some 350 species many of them being highly prized as a food source.
Scallops are active swimmers and migrate the oceans.

Scallop Shells in History: The scallop shell is the traditional emblem of Saint James. Medieval Christians making the pilgrimage to the apostle's shrine at Santiago de Compostela in Spain carried a scallop shell and would present themselves at churches, castles, abbeys etc. where they could expect to be given as much sustenance as could be picked up with one scoop.

Classification Pecten maximus Linne
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