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Marinated Greenshell™ Mussel

Perna canaliculus

Greenshell™ Mussels combined in our secret marinade.

Marinated Mussels All Flavours

Native to New Zealand Talley's Greenshell™ Mussels are cultivated in the pristine South Pacific waters of New Zealand.

Using world leading techniques, our mussels are delivered for processing within mere hours of being plucked from their pure ocean environment. Once we're satisfied they meet our high standards, they're snap frozen to preserve their freshness and flavour.

Nestled in their distinctive green shell, these tender, meaty mussel differ naturally in colour with apricot (female) and cream (male) both having the same exquisite flavour.

Our marinated mussels are a ready to eat treat and are available in four flavoured marinades: Original, Garlic, Chilli, Lime & Coriander.

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Key Information


Greenshell™ Mussels belong to the Mytilidae family (Mussels).

Physical attributes

A distinctive, dark green shell often blended with yellow, red, or brown streaks, especially in juveniles or those grown on ropes. Inside, the shell is iridescent with a green lip.

Mature males have creamy-white flesh, while female flesh is apricot-orange.


A green food source, New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels are often referenced as one of the best sustainable seafood options. As filter feeders they take all their nutrients from the seawater - nothing else is added. Every farm must operate in accordance with a resource consent that sets strict conditions determined and enforced by the local council. The consent is in effect a licence that tightly controls, among other things, the size of the farm, activities permitted and required monitoring. The Quota Management System does not apply to Greenshell™ Mussels; it is instead governed by provisions within the Resource Management Act and the Aquaculture Act. https://www.seafood.co.nz/show...

Geographical location

One of the world's most successfully farmed mussels, they are found only in New Zealand. There are Greenshell™ Mussel farms in Marlborough Sounds, Coromandel, Golden Bay and Stewart Island where the shellfish are grown on lines suspended from ropes above the seabed.

Market Names

  • New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel, Perna, Farmed Mussel, Cultivated Mussel, Greenlipped Mussel
  • Australia: Green Mussel
  • France: Moule verte de Nouvelle Zelande
  • Germany: Neuseelandische Gruene Muschel
  • Italy: Mitilo della Nuova Zealanda


Average weight

24-30 g

Average length

4-6 cm



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Nutritional information

Average per 100g (original flavour)


555 kJ


16.2 g

Fat, total

2.6 g


10.7 g

Sugars 6.4g
Sodium 423mg

Seasonal availability

Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

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Contact our friendly sales team in your area to find out what flavours and packaging we have to offer you.