Bamboo clams

Solen vagina – Ensis minor

Bamboo clams

  • Scientific name: Solen vagina – Ensis minor
  • Sales name: Cannolicchi

The bamboo clam is a bivalve mollusc characterized by a very elongated, tubuliform and yellowish-brown shell; the common size is 10-11 cm. This mollusc lives sunken in the sand in a vertical position in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic. The bamboo clams can be fished manually, using a metal rod ending with a cone (very similar to an arrow), or with “turbo blower” boats. In any case, it is a product exclusively of fishing. Bamboo clam meat is excellent (especially baked gratin).

Technical details
Origin Holland, Italy
Fishing season fishing is done all year round
Fishing gear turbo blowing
Packaging 1kg net; 3 kg polystyrene boxes
Commercial size 8 cm
Storage temperature between +2° and +6° C for live and viable product.
Microbiological and Biotoxicological Values

Chemical parameters provided for by Reg. (EC) 1881/06

Lead 1.5 mg/kg fresh weight
Cadmium 1 mg/kg fresh weight
Mercury 0.5 mg/kg fresh weight

Biotoxicological parameters provided for by Reg. (EC) 853/04

PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poison) 800 µg/kg
ASP (Amnesic Shellfish Poison) 20 mg/kg of Domoic acid
Ac. Okadaico, dinophysis toxins and pectenotoxins
160 µg of Okadaic acid equivalents/kg
Yessotoxins 1 mg of Yessotoxins equivalents/kg
Azaspiracids 160 µg of Azaspiracid equivalents/kg

Microbiological parameters provided for by Reg. (EC) 2073/05:

E. coli n=5 c=1 m=230 MPN/100g M=700 MPN/100g
Salmonella absent in 25 g
Organoleptic Properties

Odour: characteristic marine
Appearance: regular without epibond
Colour: brown
Taste: delicate marine flavour

Nutritional Values (per 100 grams of product)*

Valore energetico: 60 kcal
Proteine: 15 g
Carboidrati: 0 g
Grassi: 2.28 g
*Valori bibliografici

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