Warty venus

Venus verrucosa

Warty venus

  • Scientific name: Venus verrucosa
  • Sales name: Tartufi

The warty venus is a bivalve mollusc that lives sunken on sandy or debris soils; the shell is very robust, oval with a very marked concentric ribbing. The most common sizes are 3.5-5 cm. High quality meat is often eaten raw. This mollusc is widespread in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic and is fished with specially equipped boats or with the help of divers.

Technical details
Origin Croatia, Greece, Italy
Fishing season fishing is done all year round
Fishing gear manual harvesting
Packaging fishing net 1, 2, 3, 5 kg
Commercial size 2.5 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 1 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/kgof Domoic acid
Ac. Okadaic, dinophysis toxins and pectenotoxins 160 µgof Okadaic acid equivalents/kg
Yessotoxins 3.75 mg of Yessotoxins equivalents/kg
Azaspiracids 160 µg of Azaspiracids 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: rounded edges and wrinkled surface
Colour: ivory-beige background with reddish shades
Taste: with a light marine flavor

Nutritional Values (per 100 grams of product)*

Energy value: 47 kcal
Proteins: 10.0 g
Carbohydrates: 1.0 g
Fats: 0.5 g
*Biological values

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