Black mussel, an edible mussel, a common name consisting of several species.
In fact, mussels are so edible that they're being targeted by baboons, dog whelk, ducks, geese, humans, muskrats, otters, raccoons, seabirds, starfish, etc.
Mussels including black mussel, with a blue-black bivalve shell mostly stays in one place and they're filter feeders, eating plankton that they filter from the water.
Taste and texture.
Mussels are soft and have a tender chewiness.
Mussel tastes like the sea, briny salty mild taste with a nice faintly sweet, mushroom-like undertone that easily blend with cooking ingredients you prepared.
Black mussels vs green mussels.
Black mussels are tangier, saltier, and have a stronger flavor than green mussels.
They both have surprisingly good flavor, unaffected texture, and the taste is quite similar with different intensity.
Ways to prepare black mussels.
Mussels can be eaten raw but it is healthier to eat cooked, recommended by many.
A popular western style, steaming black mussels in white wine broth with a squeeze of lemon, garlic, herbs, maybe onions, parsley, scallions, and some spices.
The dish would be more complete with slices of long bread (Baguette, long & thin loaf of French bread).
Alternative to white wine includes chicken broth and curry.
Regularly eating shellfish, especially oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, and crab may improve your zinc status and overall immune function.
Shellfish is loaded with protein and healthy fats that may aid weight loss.
In fact, mussels are a clean and nutritious source of protein, great source of omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, foliate, selenium, iodine, iron which have anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties.
Besides that, mussels are very low in mercury, which is a plus point and a healthy bump.
Mussels are an economic seafood since mussel aquaculture is zero-input unlike farmed shrimp or salmon, which require tons of feed or fertilizer.
That is why they're more affordable not to mention they're tasty and easy to love. Mussels are sustainably farmed with no negative impact to the environment.
Truly, mussels are the perfect meal for the way we live, not too expensive, quick and easy to prepare. Add to cart =)