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Pacific Blue Mussels - Live and by the pound

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    Product Description

    • Flavor Profile: mild, sweet, fresh ocean flavor
    • Texture Profile: firm, plump, meaty
    • Shell Size: 2" to 3"
    • Pack Size: by the pound
    • Origin: SE Alaska, PNW
    • Catch Method: natural aquaculture
    • Seasonality: year-round
    • Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
    • Recommended Preparation: sautéed, poached, steamed, fire-steamed 
    • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 190, Fat 5.3g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 655mg, Carbohydrates 8g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 26g, Calcium 50mg, Iron 8mg, Potassium 650mg, Vitamin A 116mg, 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 Pacific Northwest's maze of bays, straights, sounds, passages, canals, beaches, and inlets make this cold-water environment an ideal location for the Pacific Blue mussel to grow quickly and easily. Most of the Pacific Blue 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 Blue mussel and it is noticed in its ocean-fresh finish, mildly briny flavor, and plump form. Our facility is located in Seattle, which gives us the opportunity to buy locally which shortens the overall time-out-of-water for the mussel in transit.