Flavours of Canada > PEI > Did you know that the Island Blue mussels wear socks?
Well, the esteemed Island blue mussels don't actually wear socks. But as they grow, they are suspended in "socks" or mesh sleeves in the water. This process keeps them far away from bottom-dwelling predators, allows them to have greater access to food and ensures cleaner shells. The result is a high quality mussel internationally renowned for its unique flavor.
The mussels are collected year-round, even in winter through the ice. In the old days, it required a diver to collect them but now, with modern technology, the tubes are equipped with GPS.
Island Blue mussel production represents 20 million kilograms a year, or 80% of total Canadian production.
Delicious, sweet and tender, mussels can be prepared in 1,001 ways. It's up to you to find your favourite!
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