Spiced Scallop Kebabs

The sunny days of summer are a great time to get outside and fire up the grill!

As lighter fare and requiring minimal kitchen time, these spiced scallop kebabs can be a great addition to our weekly meal line-up over the lazier days of summer.

Here are a few health benefits of this spiced scallop kebab.

Scallops are a type of shellfish or mollusk. There are two types of scallops, the bay scallops which are smaller and more tender, and the larger sea scallops. The muscle inside this colorful shellfish is nutritious and has several health benefits associated. Low in calories, scallops offer an array of nutrients, like important trace minerals, high-quality protein, and essential fatty acids such as omega-3s (1). Scallops provide trace minerals like zinc which is important for healthy growth and brain function, and selenium which is required by the body for the production of thyroid hormone and also protects the thyroid gland from oxidative stress (2) (3). Rich in vitamin B12, scallop consumption can support the health and maintenance of the nervous system as B12 is essential to myelin synthesis, nerve metabolism, and nerve cell regeneration (4).

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are fruits of the nightshade family that are typically prepared and consumed as a vegetable. These little fruits are mostly water (95%), with the remaining 5% consisting primarily of carbohydrates and fiber (