Learn the basics of this deliciously versatile superfood that's tasty, good for you and easy to make.
WHAT ARE MUSSELS?
The Mussel Species
The PEI Mussels you find in your grocery store or get served in restaurants are officially called 'Mytilus edulis'. This species of mussels grows all along the Atlantic coastline from the Virginia coastline to the Arctic. These salt water mussels are bivalves just like oysters, clams, and scallops.
What They Look Like
PEI Mussel shells are smooth, with a bluish black D-shaped shell. Ever wonder why mussel meat are different colors? The male mussels are cream colored and the females are coral. They both taste the same however – delicious!