Mussels for Mom - Flex your Muscles in the Kitchen this Mother's Day

CHARLOTTETOWN, May 5 /CNW/ - Mother's Day is the perfect time to flex your muscles in the kitchen and make sure Mom gets a tasty, elegant-looking meal without too much work. Whether you're an expert cook or just getting started, mussels are a great, easy and healthy seafood choice fit for a queen, according to the Mussel Industry Council.

"Not only are mussels nutritious, but they also make for an enjoyable way to celebrate Mom on her special day," explains Linda Duncan, Executive Director of the Mussel Industry Council. "Easy to buy, store and cook, fresh blue cultivated mussels are simple yet sophisticated - making them the perfect choice to treat Mom."

Show off your skills, or learn new ones, by cooking up Tomato Basil Mussels over Pasta. If you haven't cooked mussels before, or want to get the kids involved, check out our new video that shows you step-by-step how to make this great dish. Mom will surely be impressed and grateful.

"Fresh blue cultivated mussels are perfect for family celebrations," says Duncan, "because they are fun, delicious and affordable."

As well, mussels are low in fat (2.2 g fat per 100 g mussel meat), high in Omega 3s and packed with high levels of daily requirements for zinc, vitamin C and iron. They are also recognized world-wide as sustainable seafood since they feed naturally with no additives and their seed is also collected naturally from the environment where they are grown.

About the Mussel Industry Council

The Mussel Industry Council is a newly-established organization dedicated to promoting mussels in the 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, (902) 491-2540,

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