Studies are constantly being done about the nutritional values of food and how they affect our bodies. Seafood is a food low in fats and what fats are in fish and seafood tend to be healthy. More recent studies have shown that we benefit from Omega-3 fatty acids that some seafood is rich in. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed for human development. In addition, the Omega-3s that are marine-derived can help reduce the risk of heart disease and help babies to develop good vision and healthy brains. Mussels have high amounts of manganese, iron, phosphorus, selenium, zinc and vitamins C and B12, all of which are needed vitamins and minerals for the human body.

According to, it is recommended that people eat seafood two times each week to get the nutritional benefits of the nutrients and fatty acids your body needs. Seafood can be on the more difficult side to cook properly, especially clams and lobster. If you prefer to cook it yourself, learn how to cook it first or follow a recipe. If eating undercooked or raw seafood, there are risks associated. You may want to go to a seafood restaurant that knows how to prepare the seafood well.

Café Mezzanotte is a delicious Italian seafood restaurant in downtown Wilmington. We serve authentic Italian cuisine. We are also a catering restaurant, so you can have the best seafood catered in for your event or lunch. Our chef and owner, Sergio Pellegrino takes pride in making delicious Italian food. Stop by for lunch or dinner and get your weekly serving of seafood at our restaurant!