Cawthron Institute and Sanford Limited have joined forces to identify and validate the health benefits of Greenshell™ mussels, in particular looking at its potential anti-inflammatory qualities, improved joint and bone health and increased mobility.
New Zealand’s Greenshell™ mussels attract $311 million in export earnings each year for their highly desirable taste and plate appeal. While Greenshell™ mussels are currently primarily promoted as a whole product, this iconic delicacy has many hidden talents waiting to be realised.
The programme will generate scientific evidence of the health benefits of Greenshell™ mussels and assist the industry to identify and develop optimal Greenshell™ mussel-based functional food products that will appeal to the emerging market of wealthy, aging, health conscious consumers – predominantly in China.
Funder: High Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge.
For more information please contact Matt Miller.
The health benefits of Greenshell™ mussels are at the core of this National Science Challenge