Mediterranean Mussels Flavor Profile

Mediterranean Mussels are larger and meatier than Blue Mussels. They have full meats which fill the shell. The flavor is delicate yet complex, with a buttery texture.

Mediterranean Mussel Description

Mediterranean Mussels are the largest commercial mussel.  They have shells which are usually blue-black but sometimes are brown.  The color does not indicate any difference in quality or flavor.  They are called Mediterranean because the region the species is originally from.

Range & Habitat

Today, Mediterranean Mussels are grown on the west coast from Washington to California, on the eastern Atlantic coast, southern African coast, and are still raised in the Mediterranean as well.  Most Mediterranean Mussels are rope suspended which causes them to grow without touching bottom and are therefore free of grit.

Typical Wholesale Products

Small (17-20/lb), Medium (12-16/lb), Large (9-12/lb), Jumbo (5-8/lb)

Mediterranean Mussels Availability

Mediterranean Mussels are available all year long but are best in the spring through fall months as they spawn in winter so they are at their very best in the summer months.


Nutritional Information

based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.

* Calories/Calories from fat 147/33.9
* Protein grams 20.4
* Fat grams 3.8
* Saturated fat grams .7
* Sodium milligrams 490
* Cholesterol milligrams 48
* Omega-3 grams .7



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