The main difference between species of mussels are size and the location where they’re grown. Green-Lipped Mussels are usually much larger and grown off the shores of New Zealand. Blue-Lipped Mussels are usually smaller and grown off the coast of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands, and the Kerguelen islands.
Both are grown under strict regulations. Farm-raised Chilean mussels are rated as a “Best Choice” for sustainable seafood by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch due to their well-managed production process and their low impact on surrounding ecosystems.
Green-Lipped Mussels are known for their beautiful green shells, but are more expensive than the blue or black variety, without a significant difference in nutrient content.
As you can see in the chart, mussels double in specific nutrient content when cooked, such as protein, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium, no matter which variety you choose.
Our freeze-dried, cooked Blue Mussels are sourced from Chile. Feed them as is, or simply rehydrate them in a little warm water. You can feed these as treats or add them to your meals.
For intermittent or supplemental feeding only.
Freeze dried for optimum nutrition.
Net Weight 2 oz (56.69g)