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Pacific Blue Mussels


Live, 5 lb bag | Product #DMU101
Pacific Blue Mussels
Number of 5 lb bags
  • Details

    Features

    • Eco-cultured
    • 2¼ to 3 inches long
    • About 120–140 mussels per 5 lb bag

    These award-winners are rope-grown in wild, sparkling clean waters off Washington State's Whidbey Island

    Their fast growth rate – in a cove blessed by nutrient-rich waters – yields a firm texture and sweeter flavor than most any other mussels.

    Because they grow so fast, they feature thin shells and plump, bountiful meats, and provide more pure pleasure per pound.

    Easy and safe to enjoy
    Because they are grown on ropes rather than in a beach, our Whidbey Island Pacific Blue mussels (Mytilus trossulus) are generally free of sand or grit.

    Before the mussels are harvested, each batch is tested and certified-safe by the State of Washington.

  • Reviews

    Average Ratings: 4.5


    "Pacific Blue Mussels" Nancy Hemleben on 01/07/2021 04:41 Review: Absolutely delicious!

    "Pacific Blue Mussels Live, 5 lb bag" Gerald K on 01/01/2021 07:34 Review: Ordered the Pacific Blue Mussels Live, 5 lb bag. 40 of the mussels were smashed, broken or cracked open. The shells were very dirty. Years ago Vital Choice sold frozen mussels in vacuum packed bags. They were very clean shells and none broken. Those were the best mussels my family and I ever had. So we decided to try these live version mussels with poor results. I have photos of the broken mussels but no way I can see to upload them here. Consider selling the frozen version mussels you used to. Until then I will not order these mussels again. - Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so to hear your order arrived in this condition. Our Customer Service Team will reach out to you today regarding this situation. Thank you!

    "Mussels" Marianne Bagley on 12/31/2020 08:06 Review: Fat, juicy and scrumptious!

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  • Nutrition & Ingredients
    Ingredients: Fresh Pacific Mussels
    Nutrition Facts

    variable servings per per container
    Serving Size
    3 oz (shucked) (85g)

    Amount/serving% DV

    Total Fat 4g 5%

    Saturated Fat 1g 5%

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 50mg 17%

    Sodium 310mg 13%

    Amount/serving% DV

    Carbohydrate 0g 0%

    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

    Total Sugars 0g

    Incl. 0g Added Sugars 0%

    Protein 20g 40%

    Calories per serving
    150
    Vitamin D 0% Calcium 4% Iron 30% Potassium 0%
     
    Contains 330mg omega-3 fatty acids per 85g serving. 120mg 124mg
  • Recipes
  • Serving/Care

    Storage and handling

    Properly cared for, live shellfish can be held up to 5 days.

    However, as with any fresh food, the sooner you enjoy our mussels, the better.

    Note: Consuming raw shellfish presents a risk to persons with compromised immunity.

    • The mussels are alive, and you need to keep them alive until they are cooked or served.
    • As soon as possible, place on (not under) ice and store in the refrigerator at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • We recommend that you place the net bag of mussels in a colander or other self-draining container, and place that self-draining container inside a larger, closed container to catch any liquid.
    • Cover the mussels with a damp cloth or towel to keep them from drying out. Again, do not cover or bury the mussels in ice.
    • If prolonged storage is necessary, replenish the ice, remove any water from melted ice, and re-moisten the towel frequently.
    • If you put the mussels in a plastic bag, make sure that the top is open or that there are holes in the bag to allow the shellfish to breath.

    Testing for freshness

    • Using your nose is the best way to check for freshness, If mussels smell fresh, like the sea, they are likely still in very good condition. Discard any off-smelling mussels.
    • Sometimes the shells of mussels will gape open just a bit in order to get more air. If you see this and are wondering if they are still alive, simply squeeze them shut; discard any mussels that spring right back open again.

     

  • Shipping

    Shipping Policies

    • Free shipping on orders of $99 or more applies to our standard deliveries to the United States.
    • Shipping is calculated separately for each delivery address.
    • Non-Perishable Foods (canned and dry) are shipped via Ground and normally arrive within 3 to 7 business days, depending upon destination.
    • Frozen Foods ship via 1- to 3-Day Express Ground Service, or 2nd Day Air Service Monday - Wednesday, depending on destination.
    • Live shellfish only ship Monday through Wednesday. Orders must be placed before 5 p.m. PST the previous day.
      • Sunday orders arrive Tuesday
      • Monday orders arrive Wednesday
      • Tuesday orders arrive Thursday
      • Wednesday orders arrive Friday
      • To arrange for specific delivery time frames, please call 800-608-4825 to place your order.
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