We only use Green Lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) from the Marlborough Sounds, a region on the north coast of the South-Island of New Zealand. The waters of the Marlborough Sounds are crystal clear and offer the best conditions for the eco-friendly aquaculture organized by more than 450 mussel farms.
Green Lipped mussels are endemic to New Zealand: growing up to 25cm within 18 months, it is one of the largest mussel species of the world. Its oval, jade color shell is seamed by emerald colored lips around the edges. The flesh is full, plump and richly flavoured. The flesh of the female is a soft-blush apricot colour while the male’s has a pale creamy colour.
They are one of the most aromatic shellfish delicacies, enjoyed by food-lovers all around the world.
We concentrate the taste and the compounds of 4kg mussel flesh in 1kg of dried, water-soluble Powdered-Essence. Within 6 hours after harvesting, the flesh is freeze dried and its aroma intensified by the use of an enzymatic hydrolysation process. Our enrichment technology gives the Mussel-Essence its versatility and will add a new premium dimension to all seafood-dishes.
For centuries, the Maoris, the native people of New Zealand, have traditionally cherished the fresh Green Lipped mussels for their excellent taste and aroma. Now you can do the same with our Mussel-Essence.
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