J.J. really loves his seafood. Making choices from fried or grilled calamari, octopus, giant prawns, tiny bite size shrimps plus a variety of fish is delightful for him.
Among them, calamares are popular choice and he assures me that “calamares are mostly protein and they are good for you.”
I checked on several websites and the consensus is that squid has the following health benefits.
Calamares (Squid) contains a high number of vitamin B-12, potassium, iron, phosphorus and copper. These essential nutrients help with healthy blood cells, bones and the immune system.
Calamares are protein rich but cannot be said “ all protein.” From a 3 ounces serving, you will get 13 grams of protein which helps the body to sustain energy and build muscles.
Calamares can be high in saturated fat depending on its preparation. As in any food, the best course is everything in moderation. Twice a week including other seafoods in portion controlled quantity is the sensible approach to eating calamares.
Aloha -- Cathi