Blue Limpets - 50 Pack

Product Code: 8483
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £8.40 each 
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Shell size: Generally oval shape - Approximately 5cm across

Shell Count: 50 Shell Pack

Capacity: Level capacity approximately 7ml - Heaped capacity 15ml

Description & Application:
Natural blue limpet shell with distinctive radiating markings and iridescent interior. Shells are supplied as a selected nominal size making them ideal for product and food presentation.

Background: The majority of limpet species can be found adhering to rocks or other hard surfaces and once covered by algae they can often closely resemble the surface itself
Limpets usually live in the inter-tidal zone and remain safely attached both during severe wave action and in direct sunlight during low tide.
Interestingly some species return to the same spot on the rock just before the tide recedes. In such species, the shape of their shell often grows to match the contours of the rock helping it to adhere more securely
Limpets are cooked and eaten in many parts of the world, for example: in Hawaii and Portugal limpets are considered a delicacy.

Use of Shells for Food Presentation.

Seashells like these top hat shaped limpets make for excellent presentation containers due to their bowl-like shape and the ability to clean them thoroughly on all surfaces.

Sea shells offered by On-Line Shells 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. 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 cooking oil.
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