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What In The World Is The New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel?
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HISTORY OF THE GREEN-LIPPED MUSSEL What in the world is a Green-lipped Mussel? This little shellfish with the funny name has been enjoyed for centuries as a traditional food of the New Zealand coast dwelling Maori people. Cooked in earth ovens, dried and preserved, or simply eaten raw, Green-lipped Mussels are a centuries-old, nutritious delicacy. But today we know its benefits reach far beyond the historical menu. Found only in the clean coastal waters of New Zealand, the Green-lipped Mussel hit the radar of NASA scientists in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during their search for natural cancer-fighting treatments....