• Mediterranean Mussels (live) by the pound
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Mediterranean Mussels (live) by the pound

  • $12.50

Product Description

  • Flavor Profile: minerally, light brine, ocean-fresh flavor
  • Texture Profile: delicate, buttery texture, meaty
  • Shell Size: 2" to 4"
  • Pack Size: by the pound
  • Origin: Pacific Northwest including BC, Canada
  • Catch Method: aquaculture
  • Seasonality: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: poached, steamed, smoked
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 391, Fat 8g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 646mg, Carbohydrates 7g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 37g, Calcium 67mg, Iron 9mg, Potassium 850mg, Vitamin A 120mg, Vitamin D 0mcg, Omega 3's 1mg

Storage and handling

  • Store the mussels in the fridge between 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Open the bag slightly so they can breath - they may arrive with a few small holes in the bag so they can breath during transit.
  • Eat within 2 days
  • These mussels are intended to stay alive until they are cooked
  • Discard any mussels in which the shell is stuck open and not responsive to touch or heat - indicating that it is dead
  • Discard any mussels that don't open after cooking

The Mediterranean mussel is named after the Mediterranean region from which it is endemic, and the Pacific Northwest's maze of bays, straights, sounds, passages, canals, beaches, and inlets make this cold-water environment an ideal location for this species to grow quickly and easily. Most of the Med mussels for US distribution are coming from the PNW and BC, Canada. They are rope grown, and hence free of sand and grit; the cold powerful tidal currents of the Puget Sound and the Straights of Georgia provide a bounty of nourishment for the Med mussels and it is noticed in its ocean-fresh finish, slightly briny flavor, and plump form. Our facility is located in Seattle, WA which gives us the opportunity to buy locally which shortens the overall time-out-of-water for the mussel in transit.