The Healthful Benefits of MusselsMussels have been cultivated for almost 800 years and have been used as a food source for more than 20,000 years. It is truly a time tested food. Mussels are one of the most natural, organic products available in today's market.
Mussels offer several health benefits. They are high in B12 vitamins and provide a readily absorbed source of many other B & C vitamins, amino acids, vital minerals including iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. They have more Omega 3 fatty acids than any other shellfish and far more than any other popular meat choice today. Mussels are much lower in Omega 6 fatty acids than any other popular meat choice.
As an extra-lean meat, mussels are also low in sodium, fat and cholesterol and high in protein. Fifteen (15) mussels provide the equivalent protein of a 6-oz. steak. The chart below compares some popular protein choices.
6 oz portion Cooked with no Fat or Skin
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