Heavy metals accumulation in bivalve mollusks collected from coastal areas of southeast China


In addition, consuming mollusks as part of your daily diet can also help prevent many diseases due to their richness in essential nutrients and active secondary metabolites, as well as their ability to boost the immune response. The extremely high biodiversity of mollusks, along with their widespread utility as food sources and their high nutritional value, is of great interest to the scientific community. Additionally, they are easily caught and are widely practiced for commercial breeding and farming. This article reviews the global availability of these organisms, pretreatment and handling procedures, and their antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, we discuss the health-enhancing potential with a focus on antimicrobial properties. Highlighted here are potential uses in the food and nutraceutical industry. Additionally, consuming mollusks as part of your daily diet can also help prevent many diseases due to their richness in essential nutrients and active secondary metabolites and their ability to boost immune responses. , the available literature suggests that normal cooking methods have no significant adverse effects on nutritional value and that certain biological activities are retained even after the action of digestive enzymes. Although it has been extensively researched for its health benefits, there is still room for further research along these lines to fully exploit this vast source of food and nutritional supplements. Most gemstones come from the earth, but pearls come from living organisms. They are produced by mollusks such as oysters. Mollusks are important in many ways. They are used in food, decoration, jewelry, and scientific research. It is also used for roadbed materials and vitamin preparations. Many mollusk species, such as oysters, are farmed to produce more than is found in the wild. Abalone (nudibranch) is a high delicacy and fetches up to $300 per pound. Consumption of mollusks is associated with the risk of food poisoning due to toxins that accumulate in mollusks under certain conditions, and many countries have regulations to reduce this risk. At certain times of the year, usually, in the warmer months, algae bloom known as "red tide" makes many species of marine mollusks highly toxic. Mollusks feed on tiny toxin-producing creatures called dinoflagellates. Eating crustaceans during red tide can lead to serious illness and even death. Mollusk food tastes vary greatly from person to person and from culture to culture. However, when it comes to survival, most mollusks are edible. Some are considered delicacies, such as oysters and snails, while others, such as clams and mussels from freshwater ponds and streams, are less likely to be consumed for their flavour but are still highly edible. France alone consumes five million pounds of snails each year. Of course, some people are allergic to mollusks, so care should be taken when eating shelled animals. Two natural products of mollusks used in ornaments and jewelry are pearls and mother-of-pearl. Pearls are hard, round objects that form within the mantle of living seashells. Pearls are produced by many mussels when small particles of sand or sand become trapped between the mantle and shell much like mollusks have thorns. Mollusks form a protective shell around the stimulus. Most pearls used in jewelry come from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels. Most of what is sold is cultivated rather than wild. Natural pearls have been prized as gemstones and objects of beauty for centuries.