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Our second-best seller after the king crab – The blue mussel

There is no shame in silver.

Blue mussels have been the second-best seller throughout the years here in the King Crab House. And no wonder, as you can almost feel the sea breeze and imagine you sit on a sunny terrace by the shoreline when you get the steamy pot in front of you. No difference if it’s -30, or summer, outside. A pot filled with delicious fresh blue mussels in a creamy white wine sauce, seasoned with garlic and parsley. Voilà!

Our fresh ecological blue mussels come from the west coast of Sweden, Bohuslän. The cold nutrient rich waters of the North Sea provide the best possible growing conditions and the mussels are nutritious and healthy.

Blue mussels are healthy indeed. By being low in total and saturated fat but high in Omega-3, filled with Vitamin B-12 and rich in nutrients such as zinc, selenium, riboflavin, and carotenoids, these little low-carbon molluscs are perfect for almost any diet. They even have more protein and iron per calorie than a fillet of steak! Real after workout material.

The blue mussel is also very beautiful to look at. The shiny dark blue, almost black, shell can range in several different brown and indigo nuances. The meat inside can be either white or orange. Do you know why? The pale white meat indicates a male mussel and a warmer, orange colour, a female.

So why should you choose farmed blue mussels, instead of wild ones?

There are several reasons to choose farmed blue mussels. As they grow on ropes, they are not in contact with the bottom and therefor free of sand and mud. Farmed mussels are also more equal in size, as they have all grown the same amount of time. It is also safe to eat farmed mussels, as we always know how and where they have grown. The waters are tested regularly, both by the national food agency and the farm itself. And most of all, it is ecologically sustainable and mussels can be eaten with a clear conscience. There’s no need for feeding as the mussels sustain themselves and also function as a natural water cleaner. By filtering the nutrients they consume from the ocean water, they contribute to better water quality in the seas.

Healthy for both you and the environment.

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