With a distinctive rich, sweet taste, the Blue Mussels have plump and tender meat tasting. It is somewhat gritty and chewy.
Mussels are an incredibly nutrient-dense seafood choice. They are low in calories and fat, but rich in protein and high in many micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals. Mussels outshine other foods when it comes to Vitamin B12, selenium and manganese which are essential for a healthy nervous system, immune system function, bone health, energy metabolism and red blood cells regeneration.
• Best steamed in water, wine or cream broth seasoned with herbs and garlic.
• Buy mussels the same day you intend to cook them
• Keep mussels moist with a wet towel or newspaper, store it in the coolest part of the refrigerator
• Scrub mussels under cold, running water and remove the beards by pulling down toward the hinge of the shell and outward