How healthy are mussels?

If you’re looking for a real superfood, look no further than Australian Blue Mussels!

There’s not too many of nature’s foods out there that can match their impressive collection of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins.

To start with mussels are very high in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they are relatively low in calories and fat and have exceptional nutritional value. Mussels contain high levels of desirable long chain fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These fats have many beneficial effects, including improving brain function and reducing inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.

Mussels are also an excellent source of vitamins, such as vitamins B-12 and C. Vitamin B-12 aids in mood regulation, plays a role in nerve communication and helps your body utilise iron. The vitamin C in mussels helps strengthen a range of tissues, including your ligaments and tendons, and maintains healthy teeth.

Mussels also contain important minerals, such as zinc, which helps build immunity. Manganese is also abundant in mussels and helps your body synthesise sex hormones, and regulates your blood sugar levels and controls blood clotting. Selenium in mussels maintains healthy immune function, and acts as an antioxidant to fight cellular damage.

Mussels even contain levels of iron and folic acid to rival red meats! Iodine contained in mussels are essential for the natural production of thyroid hormones that contribute to basic metabolism as well as helping your body to efficiently burn calories.

So there you go! If you want something that tastes great and is healthy for you, you’ve found it!… Organically grown Australian Blue Mussels.