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Mussels, Blue

Mytilus edulis

blue mussels

Atlantic Canada is a leader in blue mussel production. These mussels are 100 percent natural, healthy, and delicious. They arrive fresh and "pot ready" at your door and are fully traceable from water to plate. One of the most sustainable seafoods, cultured blue mussels thrive in the hands of dedicated farmers in the pure and rich waters off Canada's east coast. No other shellfish is as easy to prepare or as versatile for enhancing a menu.

Availability

Available year-round

Product Forms

Live
Frozen in shell – in natural juice or flavoured sauce
Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)/High Oxygen Pack (HOP)
Value-added specialty products

Sustainability and Certifications 

Many mussel producers have eco-certifications including Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), organically certified to the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standards, BRC, and OceanWise. All exporters are certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Catch Range

Northwest Atlantic (FAO 21)

Prized for their consistent high quality and flavour, these world-famous mussels are available year-round for use in appetizers, salads, pastas, entrées, soups and chowders. 

Nutrition

Calories93
Fat1.3 g
Saturated0.4 g
Cholesterol62 mg
Sodium238 mg
Carbohydrates4.2 g
Protein16 g
Calcium55 mg
Potassium206 mg
Iron3.4 mg
per 100 grams

Health Benefits

Canadian Blue Mussels are very high in protein, Omega-3, vitamin B12 and C, but low in calories and saturated fat. They are also high in iron, zinc and full of antioxidants​.

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