Mussels

Mytilus galloprovincialis

The mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) is a lamellibranchia mollusc with a high nutritional value due to its high protein, iron and phosphorous content. It has bluey-black symmetrical valves from 4 to 8 cm in length. It attaches itself to rocks using a filament it produces itself called a byssal thread, forming large colonies.

In the Galician Estuaries, the temperature conditions and nutrients in the sea water are ideal for their development, ensuring mussels of optimum size and quality. They are cultivated on large floating tray-like structures and reproduce by laying several million eggs. Mussels reach the suitable size to be commercialised when they are over one year old, this is when the ropes are pulled out of the water and once on the deck they are cleaned using plenty of sea water and are selected according to size.

Like all other molluscs, the mussel is a source of protein, vitamins and minerals, making them highly recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet, as they are also low fat .

Recommended Recipes
Rice with mussels
[see recipe]
Formats and Presentations
Product
Pieces
Code
Format
Packaging
Cans/box
Kg/box
Boxes/Pallet
Mussels in Pickled Sauce
6/8
MARAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

8/12
MARAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

16/20
MARAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

Small
MARAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

Small
MARAGAZ
RO-85 x 3
Box

32

11,4

42

MARAGAL
RO-280
Box

24

8,8

48

MARAGAR
RO-550
Box

24

18,0

30

_
Mussels in Brine
8/12
MAPAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

16/20
MAPAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

Small
MAPAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

_
Mejillones al Natural
8/12
MANEGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

Small
MANEGIM
OL-120

Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70