From New Zealand, also known as green lipped mussels owing to the emerald tinge along the shell edge. Mussels are sweet, tender, delicate, plump and juicy. Meat color varies from apricot to cream, but the color has no effect on flavor. New Zealand green-lipped mussel is believed to have medicinal effect on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and asthma. It is also used for cancer and to prevent sore muscles after exercise. These mussels come attached to one of the two sides of their shell, which makes a convenient carrier for all sorts of toppings - we recommend breadcrumbs soaked in wine, with a touch of pepper. A delicious ingredient for an entrée or a main dish.