Mussels, oysters and scallops are prime sources of vitamin B12, which your body needs in order to utilise folate. They are also rich in minerals, including zinc and iron.
Six oysters contain six times more omega-3 fatty acids than 100g water-packed light tuna. * The cholesterol content of most shellfish is fairly low – lower than that of lean meat and poultry. Among shellfish, mussels are the second lowest in cholesterol content – only scallops contain less.