Seafood

Mussels

The mussel is a bivalve mollusc that filters its food. It can be found in the intertidal zone at depths of less than 10 metres

The entirely natural cultivation process complies with the strictest Chilean environmental and health standards. It breeds in the cold, clean waters of the South Pacific, in America’s southernmost region and in the cold Humboldt Current flowing up from Antarctica.

Mussels are healthy and nutritious. They are high in protein, omega 3 and vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamin E.

In 2014, mussel exports totalled US$ 189 million.

Main export destinations

Spain, France, United States of America, Italy and Russia.

 

Availability

Year-round

PRODUCTIVE AREAS

  • XV - Región de Arica y Parinacota
  • I - Región de Tarapacá
  • II - Región de Antofagasta
  • III - Región de Atacama
  • IV - Región de Coquimbo
  • V - Región de Valparaíso
  • VI - Región del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins
  • VII - Región del Maule
  • VIII - Región del Bío Bío
  • IX - Región de la Araucanía
  • X -Región de los Los Lagos
  • XI - Región de Aysén
  • XII - Región de Magallanes

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