Chipirón: benefits and properties

The baby squid is the name that is popularly known as the youngest squid. Like squids, they are cephalopods that belong to the family of decapods.

Like most fish, they tend to live in banks, and their habitat tends to be close to the surface of the sea, being able to find them especially in the Atlantic and also in the Mediterranean.

Although they are usually caught especially during the summer months, we can consider them as a food that is not seasonal, since it is possible to find it practically all year round in the fishmongers, since their catches are carried out throughout the year.

Nutritional properties of baby squid

From a nutritional point of view, the squid (like the squid) stands out at first for its high content of good quality proteins, providing all the essential amino acids.

It is also a food really low in fat and calories: 100 grams of squid provide only 80 kilocalories and 1.6 grams of fat).

Its cholesterol content is somewhat lower than squid, although it is also advisable to consume it in moderation, for example one or two servings a week are good quantities to enjoy the different benefits of squid, but without it being a problem for our blood cholesterol levels.

Regarding its nutritional content, it stands out above all for its content in:

Minerals: among which we can find potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and manganese.

Vitamins: vitamin A, B3 and B12.

In addition, it is a food with low mercury content, which we find in polluted oceans.

Calories

80 kcal

Proteins

15.40 g

Carbohydrates

1.50 g

Total fat

1.60 g

Vitamins

Minerals

Vitamin A

77.03 μg

Iron

0.50 mg

Vitamin B1

0.07 mg

Magnesium

28 mg

Vitamin B2

0.15 mg

Manganese

0.02 mg

Vitamin B3

0.50 μg

Zinc

1.10 mg

Vitamin B6

0,03 mg

Match

190 mg

Vitamin B9

5.12 μg

Vitamin E

2.70 mg

Benefits of the baby squid

There is no doubt that squid is a food that is at least really healthy, since it provides very interesting quantities of good quality proteins (ideal, for example, for athletes and for all those who wish to develop their muscles), are low in fat and therefore in calories. Hence, its consumption is recommended in people who follow diets of weight loss, although in this aspect we must take into account what form of cooking we use in its preparation, being the healthiest grilled, and avoiding frying or rebozarlos.

It provides good amounts of iodine, ideal for metabolism and for the proper functioning of the thyroid.

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