It belongs to the Pectinidae family (bivalve mollusks, a close relative of clams and oysters). This mollusk, known throughout much of the world as vieira, spawns year-round in the depth of the Peruvian sea.
Scallops are hermaphrodites (both sexes), producing both eggs and sperm to continue their lifecycle. The roe (male and female genital that produces the reproductive cells) is called coral. The female part of it is orange and the male part is white.
It’s nutritional content is 79.3% water, 1.6% fat, 13% protein, 2.8% mineral salts and 96% calories (100 g).
This superfood has a fresh smell and firm texture. Its lifecycle is 24 months and can be exported fresh with refrigeration (without coral, sorted by size) or frozen (with or without coral, sorted by size).
It is served in special sauces (Breton, Normandy, tomato, etc.) in clear bags and cardboard boxes.