Mussel Farming

Greenshell Mussels are New Zealand’s most iconic seafood, and are rated by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Programme as one of the most sustainable seafood products in the world. Sanford accounts for over 40% of the national harvest volume, and employs over 400 staff who are committed to growing this tasty, nutritious delicacy in a way that uses low food input and has a positive impact on our waters.

GREENSHELL MUSSELS PERNA CANALICULUS

Our Mussels are grown in four main areas in New Zealand: Marlborough, Golden Bay/Tasman Bay, Coromandel and Stewart Island. They grow on longline technology that uses continuous crop ropes, ranging from 3,000 to 4,200 metres in length.

The time from spat to harvest varies by growing area and ranges from 26 months in the Coromandel to 48 months in Stewart Island.

These delicacies are a great source of iron, protein and omega-3, and the meat is plump and sweet. A very versatile shellfish that can be baked, barbequed, fried, steamed or smoked.

Nutritional Information
PER 100G
ENERGY KJ/100G 512
PROTEIN (G) 19
TOTAL FAT (G) 3.2
SATURATED FAT (G) 0.9
CARBOHYDRATE (G) 4.3
SUGARS (G) 0.8
SODIUM MG/100G 566
  • WHERE WE CATCH

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  • AVAILABILITY

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Also known as

NZ: Perna, Farmed Mussel, Cultivated Mussel, New Zealand Green Mussel, New Zealand Greenlipped Mussel
CA: Moule Verte
DE: Neuseelandische Gruene Muschel
FR: Moule de Nouvelle-Zelande, Moule Verte de Nouvelle Zelande
IT: Cozze Verde

Nutritional Information
PER 100G
ENERGY KJ/100G 512
PROTEIN (G) 19
TOTAL FAT (G) 3.2
SATURATED FAT (G) 0.9
CARBOHYDRATE (G) 4.3
SUGARS (G) 0.8
SODIUM MG/100G 566

RECIPE

From the sea to your plate, we’re always looking for new ways to make the most of our beautiful New Zealand seafood. Try something new tonight!