Mussels

Mussels: Main Image

Best to Buy

Look for fresh mussels that smell clean, like the ocean, with tightly closed shells.

Prep & Store

Refrigerate mussels in a bowl covered with a damp towel. Never store mussels in water or in an airtight container—either method will kill them. Cook mussels as soon as possible, but keep for up to a week.

Quick & Easy Recipe

In a large saucepan, boil mussels in white wine. Reduce heat to a simmer until shells open; discard unopened mussels. Serve in a bowl with broth.

Nutrition Notes

Mussles are an excellent source of selenium and vitamin B12 and a good source of zinc and folic acid.

Copyright © 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

Learn more about Aisle7, the company.

Learn more about the authors of Aisle7 products.

The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

Navigation