Mussels (Greenshell)



Greenshell Mussels

  • Latin name: Perna Canalicula
  • Other names:
  • Green Lipped Mussels
  • Sea Products in New Zealand are the biggest producers of live Greenshell Mussels in New Zealand and have been supplying the US market for over 25 years. The Greenshell (Perna Canaliculus) are native to New Zealand and are not found anywhere else in the world. These succulent mussels thrive in the clean cool waters (18 – 45F) which provide the ideal environment.

    For the live production the Mussels are sourced from 6 different growing areas from the Coromandel to the Waiheke Islands and are known for being the highest quality Mussel in New Zealand, this is important because with live product appearance is paramount.
    Mussels are filter feeders and can filter between 100 to 300 liters of water per day finding roughly 2o million edible tidbits to graze on in just one liter of saltwater.

    Using a sophisticated suspension technique (cultivating mussels from hanging ropes), the mussels take roughly 12-18 months to mature to market size.

    Although there is no difference in the flavor or quality of the mussel, the color of the meat can vary between a cream color (male) and apricot (female).


    Mussels have the highest quantity of Omega 3 out of any shellfish. Some benefits from regularly eating of omega-3 rich fish are:
    Less chance of developing heart disease

    • Ensures the proper development of brain, and nervous tissue in infants
    • May live longer, even if you already have heart disease
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Lowers risk of heart attack if you already have heart disease
    • May improve kidney function in severe diabetes
    • May improve certain inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
    • May ease inflammatory bowel disease

    NUTRITIONAL IMFORMATION – per 100gm serving

    • Calories cal 475
    • Protein g 17.7
    • Fat (Total) g 2.9
    • Fat (Saturated) g 0.8
    • Carbohydrates – total g 3.9
    • Sugar g 0.7
    • Sodium mg 521


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