The scallop, also called Pecten maximus, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks from the family Pectinidae (which includes over 300 species). it is recognisable by its big size compared to the other species of the Pecten genus, for it can reach up to 15 cm of diameter .
The scallop’s colour ranges between beige and brown, and it has a unequivalve shell: the upper valve is flat and the lower valve is bulging. This mollusc is renowned for its fine and delicate flesh. Very valued by food lovers, the scallop is used to create  refined and original recipes. In terms of nutrition, scallops have many advantages, starting with their high quality protein and their low fat percentage, making them a slimming nutrient and a great health ally.