Common Wild Cockles

Common Wild Cockles

We stock Common Wild Cockles (Cerastoderma edule)(Ruacan) which are found in the sandy bays and estuaries of Ireland which bury themselves in low tide. The true Cockle as it is known is easy to differentiate: white in colour, with pronounced circular ribs, their shells are heart shaped when viewed from the end.

They can either be consumed raw or cooked. Their meat, delicate and tender, has a unique, fragrant flavour. Cockles have a thin shell and they only take a couple of minutes to cook.

Available All Year Round




An exceptionally good source of protein. These are a much overlooked food – but they are also extremely high in zinc – excellent for skin and hair health, as well as immune function – and contain Vitamin A in the form of retinol, which is easily absorbed into the body and helps boost night vision. This food is a good source of Protein and Riboflavin, and a very good source of Niacin and Iron.

Wild Cockles

Serving Size 100 g
Calories 79
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g

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Please Note: Allergy to shellfish is quite common and people who are sensitive can react to a number of different types of shellfish such as oysters, mussels and clams. People who are allergic to one type of shellfish often react to other types. Shellfish allergy can offen cause severe reations and some people can react to the vapours from cooking shellfish. People who suffer diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fever or other gastrointestinal symptoms after eating raw or undercooked cockles, oysters or other shellfish should immediately contact their physicians.