Mussels are a delicious, high-protein food that’s rich in vitamins and minerals. They also contain essential omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA.
Mussels filter suspended particles from the water, preventing detritus and algae blooms from causing damage to marine ecosystems. This makes mussels an excellent choice for sustainable aquaculture.
Overview of Mussels as a Food Source
Mussels are an excellent source of protein and low in fat, which is ideal for anyone on a calorie restricted diet. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, copper, selenium and iron.
Mussel shells are constructed of three layers: an iridescent inner layer of nacre (mother-of-pearl)