Love at First Bite - Musseling your way to Valentines Day love

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Here is a new seafood choice that needs to be considered this Valentine's season. Delicious, healthy, affordable - and already thought by the Scots to be sexy - the Fresh Blue Cultured Mussel could be the next food of love according to the Mussel Industry Council.

"It is a long standing tradition that chocolate, oysters and wine have been the food of choice on February 14th", says Linda Duncan, Executive Director, Mussel Industry Council. "Over the past few years Fresh Blue Cultured mussels have also developed a reputation as the new food of love in certain parts of the world. In Scotland, mussel sales double around this time of year as Scots are realizing that Fresh Blue Cultured Mussels are a great choice for romance."

In North America, Seafood has always been a romantic food choice. The Mussel Industry Council hopes that people will now start including mussels as a food choice in their Valentines dinner planning. Mussels are a fun and delicious alternative whether you are eating at home or at a restaurant.

"Mussels contribute to the atmosphere of any romantic dinner," says Duncan. "They can be served spicy Thai-style making cheeks flush and hearts race or they can be eaten with your fingers adding some fun to your dinner."

Fresh blue cultured mussels are not only romantic and tasty, they are high in Omega 3s, low in fat (2.2 g fat per 100 g mussel meat) and have high levels of daily requirements for zinc, vitamin C and Iron. Mussels are also world recognized as sustainable seafood. They feed naturally with no additives and their seed is also collected naturally from the environment where they are grown.

So if you are looking for something to make your mate fall in love with you all over again this Valentines Day, just flex your mussels.

About the Mussel Industry Council

The Mussel Industry Council is a newly-established organization, dedicated to promoting mussels in United States and Canada. The Council represents processors from the four Atlantic provinces and Quebec, including: AquaPrime Mussel Ranch Ltd., Atlantic Aqua Farms Partnership, Badger Bay Mussel Farms, Confederation Cove Mussels Co. Ltd., Country Harbour Sea Farms Ltd., L&C Fisheries/Green Gables Mussels, Indian Point Marine Farms Ltd., Norlantic Processors, Prince Edward Aqua Farms Inc., Tracadie Bay Aqua Farms Inc. To discover more about mussels and the people who grow them, visit


For further information: For further information: Marie-France LeBlanc, Bristol Group, (902) 430-6619,

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