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Shellfish, Mussels

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About This Food

Description

Mussels have been enjoyed for as many as 20,000 years, according to archaeological records.

The most common mussel is the blue mussel found along the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The green-lipped mussel is imported from New Zealand.

Mussels high in protein, vitamin B12, and selenium.

Because mussels are severely affected by pollutants, special attention should be taken to the region from which they are harvested. Not only are New Zealand Green Lip Mussels cultivated in clean waters, they are also considered an "Eco Best" by Oceans Alive. These mussels are also flash frozen, making it simple to choose delicious mussels for your bouillabaisse or paella.

Selecting & Storing

If choosing live mussels, the shells should be tightly closed or should close tightly when the shell is tapped. It is imperative to keep fresh mussels alive or cold until you are ready to cook and serve them. New Zealand Green Lip Mussels are available in the freezer case of your grocery.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB12
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • VitaminC
  • Riboflavin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)mussel

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Calories: 72

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
1.88 g
Saturated Fat
0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.43 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.51 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
333 g
ALA
17 mg
EPA
158 mg,
DHA
213 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
23.52 mg
Total Carbohydrate
3.1 g
Net Carbohydrate
3.1 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
10 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
134.4 IU
3%
Vitamin C
6.72 mg
11%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.46 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
10.08 mcg
168%
Vitamin K
0.08 mg
0%
Folate
35.28 mcg
9%
Niacin
1.34 mg
7%
Riboflavin
0.18 mg
11%
Thiamin
0.13 mg
9%
Choline
54.6 mg
10%
Minerals
Calcium
21.84 mg
2%
Copper
0.08 mg
4%
Iron
3.32 mg
18%
Magnesium
28.56 mg
7%
Manganese
2.86 mg
143%
Phosphorous
165.48 mg
17%
Potassium
268.8 mg
8%
Selenium
37.63 mcg
54%
Sodium
240.24 mg
10%
Zinc
1.34 mg
9%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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