Blue Mussels

When mussels are on the menu, they’re always sourced from Kinkawooka Shellfish, Port Lincoln South Australia

Established in 1976, Kinkawooka is an owner-operated company located in Port Lincoln, South Australia and prides itself in maintaining standards of excellence in every facet of its organisation.

The cold clean waters of the Great Southern Ocean are home to some of the finest shellfish in the world, Kinkawooka grow and harvest premium shellfish to the highest standards of environmental sustainability and culinary quality.

Daily monitoring of the water temperatures, nutrients and mussel condition across all growing areas in Boston bay, ensures that only mussels in premium condition are harvested by Kinkawooka Shellfish.

Using automated harvesting equipment, the mussels are removed from the growing lines, graded and cleaned before being transported to the purpose built processing facility in Port Lincoln. Processed within hours of harvest, the culinary quality of the mussels is captured through a combination of traditional handling and contemporary technology. At every step, the culinary quality and suitability of the mussels is the focus.

Kinkawooka is recognised by the International Seafood Sustainability organisation, Friend of the Sea.

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Mussels are natural filter-feeders

Farmed Australian blue mussels are one of the most sustainable seafood choices you can make. That’s because mussels play an important part in keeping our oceans healthy.

Every day, one mussel filters up to 20 litres of seawater. As they feed off the natural upwellings of nutrients from the Great Southern Ocean, they filter out phytoplankton and sediments.

Because of this, there’s no artificial food to feed the mussels that can add unnecessary waste to the environment. And mussels essentially clean the water as they go. This can help prevent algae blooms from occurring and harming the marine ecosystem. There’s more to these little morsels than a tasty meal!

A better choice for the planet

Mussels are a protein source that doesn’t cost the earth. And they play an important role in keeping the waters clean and in balance. In fact, if we didn’t have mussels in the oceans, mother nature would pay the price. They keep oxygen levels in check, which can help to prevent algae blooms that can be harmful to other sea life.

If you want to reduce your impact on the environment by choosing more planet-friendly meat sources… mussels are clearly a smarter choice. And you’ll get even more protein and iron than from fillet of steak. You’ll get your protein fix and enjoy the full-bodied creamy rich flavour of mussels.

 

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