Questions & Answers: freshwater mussels

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A: I'm not sure which Johnson Creek to which you're referring.  Mussels are filter feeder and tend to bioaccumulate heavy metals and other contaminants.  If you are going to each mussels from Idaho waters, it is a good idea to flush them with freshwater prior to cooking. As a rule of thumb, if I don' ...
7/16/13
A: Mussels are filter feeders and they will taste similar to the substrate and quality of water in which they reside. They also will bioaccumulate heavy metals and other contaminants to a certain degree. There isn't any time of year that they are more safe to eat than at other times.
6/17/13
A: It depends on your definition of "good."  Do you mean from a "taste" or "health" perspective? Mussels are filter feeders and they will taste similar to the substrate and quality of water in which they reside.  They also will bioaccumulate heavy metals and other contaminants to a certain degree. ...
4/14/13