Scrub thoroughly under running water and remove the beard (fibrous hair-like thread) that is attached. Mussels are cooked once their shells are opened. Steam, poach, grill, bake or barbecue. Avoid using too much liquid, allowing the mussels to cook in their own juices and retain their natural flavour.
Mussels are also popular as additions to pasta dishes, seafood soups like bouillabaisse and Spanish dishes like paella.

Nutrition Facts (per 100gm)

Kilojoules           360
Protein              11.9g
Cholesterol        28mg
Sodium                286mg
Total fat             1.7g
Total Omega-3   463mg