Litob Shell or Cockles are a type of bivalve mollusk found in the ocean and in freshwater, known for their small, round, and usually brightly colored shells. They are usually harvested from the wild, but can also be farmed. Cockles have a delicate, sweet and slightly nutty flavor. They are a good source of lean protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Cockles can be prepared in a variety of ways including steaming, boiling, sautéing, and frying. They are often used as an ingredient in soups, stews, pasta dishes and curries. They can also be eaten on their own with a little bit of butter or lemon. They are considered a delicacy and are a popular seafood choice for many people. Cockles are typically sold fresh, dried or frozen and are often caught using sustainable methods. The shells are also used as a decorative item, and can be used in crafts and other decorative projects.