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Abalone (Paua) Shells - 3 Pack

Product Code: 8615-3Pk
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £14.40 each 
Current Stock:

Quantity: No.
£14.40 total
Price shown per pack of three shells

Shell size: 12.5-15cm.

Description & Application

Stunning iradescent blue/greenshells with a black scaly or ribbed outer surface .

Use of Shells for Food Presentation.

These abalone shells make for excellent presentation containers due to their bowl-like shape and the ability to clean them thoroughly on all surfaces. However, consider that the shells do have radial holes along their rim.

Sea shells offered by Marine Arts as serving dishes are made naturally form the mineral Calcium Carbonate. We are not aware of any other compounds or minerals within the seashells that would preclude their use as food presentation dishes.

Seashells have a complex layered construction, making them extremely strong and light weight. In many cases seashells are stronger than ceramic plates, but be aware that chipping can occur with thinner shells, especially blue mussels and river oysters.

Whilst seashells are dishwasher safe we would suggest that hand washing may be more practical. Online Shells have been thoroughly cleaned, however, post cleaning the shells are stored under warehouse conditions and appropriate measures should be taken commensurate with established food hygiene practice before using seashells for food presentation.

Seashells are non-porous. However. there can be occasions when deterioration of the surface can cause pitting which could potentially harbor bacteria if the shells are not properly cleaned when multi-used.

Seashells can be used for cooking and presentation of hot food. Do not put seashells in the microwave.

Seashells can also handle the cold. When used as display pieces in the chill cabinet repeated cycles of washing may dull the seashells’ colour. This can be restored with a very light coating of olive oil.

Ecological Note:
Abalone shells form part of over 100 species of similar low spiral shells found widely throughout the world from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the UK Channel Isles where the shells are known as ormers.

In New Zealand the Paua shell is fished under strict licence with restrictions on the number and size of shells collected.

Principally in China and Japan where abalone meat is a prized delicacy commercial farming of abalone is carried out.

Classification: Haliotis midae Gmelin
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