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One of the planet’s super foods.

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels are the ultimate health food. High in protein, low in fat yet providing 680mg of omega-3 from EPA and DHA in one serving. They are also a rich source of selenium, iron, Vitamin B12 and iodine, and a good source of magnesium and calcium.

Five New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels provide almost 100% of your daily iodine and selenium needs, 1/3 of daily protein needs and almost three times your daily Vitamin B12 needs.

As well as being a healthy food source, nutraceutical products derived from Greenshell Mussel powder and oil extracts are internationally distributed and recognised as helpful for joint mobility and promoting general wellbeing.  

Further Information

 

A nutritional analysis looking at the minerals and vitamins in New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels is summarised below, and represents a serving size of 100g/3.5oz heat blanched mussel meat (approximately 6 medium sized mussels).

Nutritional information for New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels and United States recommended daily allowances

Perna canaliculus values per 100g heat blanched meat.

Component Units per 100g Greenshell Mussels (Steamed) Dietary Reference Intake Upper Limit Percentage of RDI Percentage of Upper Limit
Water g 70.19        
Energy kJ 440 8400   5.2  
Protein g 18.8 64   29.4  
Fat g 3.1 40   7.8  
Carbohydrate g 4.1        
Calcium mg 173 1300 2500 13.3 6.9
Copper mg 0.19 0.9 10 21.1 1.9
Iodide microg 172 150 1100 114.7 15.6
Iron mg 10.9 18 45 60.6 24.2
Magnesium mg 82.5 420   19.6  
Manganese microg 898 2300 11000 39.0 8.2
Phosphorous mg 330 1250 4000 26.4 8.3
Potassium mg 399        
Selenium microg 75.6 55 400 137.5 18.9
Sodium mg 226   2300   9.8
Zinc mg 1.6 11 400 14.5 0.4
Total Vitamin A microg 41.1 900 3000 4.6 1.4
Thiamin mg 0.02 1.2 ND    
Riboflavin mg 0.18 1.3 ND    
Niacin equivalents mg 5.6 16 35 35.0 16.0
Vitamin B6 mg 0.08 1.7 100 4.7 0.1
Vitamin B12 microg 20 2.4 ND    
Vitamin C mg 5 90 2000 5.6 0.3
Vitamin D3 microg   15 50    
Vitamin E mg 0.79 15 1000 5.3 0.1
Cholesterol mg 30.1        
Saturated Fatty Acids g 0.91        
Monounsat. Fatty Acids g 0.61        
Polyunsat. Fatty Acids g 0.94 1.6   58.8  

 

 

*Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables http://www.foodcomposition.co.nz/concise-tables