It has been so awesome to have local knowledge at your fingertips…. Trevor and I are use to arriving to a new country and “fending for ourselves” and figuring out the local culture, foods, and necessities by trial and error! But now we are being guided to “special” spots and included are the fun memories shared and the local stories and history.
Today was about green lipped mussels that are all over New Zealand. The green lipped mussel industry produces over 140,000 tonnes annually and in 2009 was valued in excess of NZ$250 million. It has been said green lipped mussel to also be a “super food” …. used as a powder or extract, the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine said the clinical study confirmed significant relief for joint pain and also supports gut health and may act as a pre-biotic lowering bacteria levels in the gut.
Didn’t know but boy howdy…they were yummy!
Thanks Jake for taking me mussel hunting…. it was a blast…and yummy too!