Scallops are preferred because of their low saturated fat content and high potassium and phosphorus content. The number of calories in Scallop varies based on whether it is in its cooked form or raw form. Scallops can be cooked in different ways; you may bake them, grill them, boil them and have them in a number of other forms. The number of calories in it depends on the way it is prepared.
2 large sized scallops weighing around 30 grams contains approximately 26 calories out of which 2 calories are obtained from fat. Most of the calories in a raw scallop are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal quantity of raw scallops is 0.2 gram, carbohydrate content in it is 0.7 gram, protein content of 5 grams, sodium content of 48 mg and cholesterol content of 10 mg.
Baked Scallops taste good and the number of calories in these differs from that in their raw form. One cup of baked scallops contains 251.2 calories and most of these are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of similarly prepared scallop is 7.4 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 5.4 grams, protein content in it is 38.3 grams, cholesterol content is 75.1 mg, sodium content is 1016.9 mg and potassium content in it is 736.2 mg. It is also rich in vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium and contains a good number of other minerals and vitamins.
Grilled Scallops also taste scrumptious. 1 oz of grilled scallops contains a total of 31 calories and none of these calories are obtained from fat. The total cholesterol content in it is 15 mg, sodium content in it is 75 mg and protein content is 6 grams. It also contains certain essential minerals and vitamins which are good for health.