Mussels

Fresh Live Welsh Mussels, total weight 1Kg before prep – £4.50/Kg works out at £2.25 per portion

One kilo is approx. 2 portions (a portion is roughly 500g before preparation). Fresh Mussels fished from off the UK’s shores come to you next day. As with live shellfish, they do have a limited shelf life so we recommend that you consume within a few days of delivery.

£4.49

Description

The Mussel is part of the Clam family or Bivalve Molluscs that live both in in saltwater & freshwater enviroments. The mussle has an elongated & asymmetrical unlike other clams that have a more rope grown musselsoval rounded shell. The use of the term Mussel is often used to mean edible types of the Bivalves that exist on intertidal seas esturies & exposed sea shore. They use their strong byssal threads or beards as they are more commonly known to attach themselves to rock or other solid surfaces to put them in the best place to receive both clean oxygenated water and food

A Mussel can reach maturity in a year to a year and a half reaching an average sie of approximately 40mm. Farming Mussels takes a few different forms depending on the location of where the mussels are being grown. Many are grown on ropes in the menai straits which is the stretch of shallow tidal water between the north Wales peninsular and the island of Anglesey. After harvest, mussels are typically placed in seawater tanks to rid them of impurities before marketing.

Additional information

Weight 1.00 kg

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