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Common Facts about Mussels

Nutritional Information

The nutrients contained in 3 ounces of mussels include:

  • Calories: 146. Mussels have a low-calorie count.
  • Proteins: 20g. High amounts of quality proteins.
  • Carbohydrates: 6g.
  • Fats: 4g. Low in fat, but rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Vitamin B12: 20mcg. Adequate amounts of vitamin B12 for red blood cell development.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: 700mg. High amounts for brain and heart health.
  • Manganese: for bone health.
  • Selenium: for the proper functioning of the immune system and the thyroid gland.
  • Zinc: 21% of the RDI. Necessary for the healing of wounds and normal growth of cells. [3]