Mussels - Baltic
Baltic Mussels (mytilus trossulus) Alternate Names
Penn Cove Mussels (marketed as "Penn Cove Mussels", not the Mediterranean Mussel which is also sold by Penn Cove Shellfish)
Baltic Mussels are Similar to Blue Mussels with dark blue/black shells averaging 2" - 3" long and approximately 25 each per pound.
Range & Habitat
Originally from the Baltic Sea these mussels are also grown along the Pacific Northwest coast from Washington to Alaska.
Typical Wholesale Products
Baltic Mussels are usually sold in 5 lb increments with an average of 15-20 mussels per pound.
Baltic Mussels Availability
Baltic Mussels, like Blue Mussels, are available all year long but are at their best from October - May when they are not spawning. Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh.
Baltic Mussels Flavor Profile
Baltic Mussels have a full, sweet flavor and tender meats. They are sweeter than Mediterranean and Blue Mussels.
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.
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