The Green Mussels is native to New Zealand, which has exported it to North America since 1979. Growing standards and water quality are tightly regulated by the New Zealand Government so quality is consistently high.
Greenshell mussels have an elongated shell that is brownish green on one end but change to a bright green near the broad lip.
Green mussels are sweet, tender, delicate, plump and juicy. Meat color varies from apricot (female) to cream (male). The color has no effect on the flavor. Greenshells are most commonly available frozen on the half shell.