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.
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.
NZ: Perna, Farmed Mussel, Cultivated Mussel, New Zealand Green Mussel, New Zealand Greenlipped MusselCA: Moule VerteDE: Neuseelandische Gruene MuschelFR: Moule de Nouvelle-Zelande, Moule Verte de Nouvelle ZelandeIT: Cozze Verde
From the sea to your plate, we’re always looking for new ways to make the most of our beautiful New Zealand seafood. Check out some mouth-watering recipes from Sanford and Sons and try something new tonight!