The sea snail
Mutable nassa is a small gastropod mollusc with a smooth shell up to 3.5 cm long, yellow-brown in colour with irregular darker flammules, a denticulate lip, a wide siphonal canal and no operculum. It’s common on sandy and muddy bottoms in the littoral zone at shallow depths (2-15 m), and is very common along the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
This product is caught in Italy by traps called ‘cestini’ with small-scale fishing boats, which generally carry out this fishery from October to May. This species of mollusc is highly valued for its excellent meat.
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Spain: Bígaro blanco or Margarita;
Mediterranean sea; Atlantic ocean; Adriatic sea
Appearance: intact shells; free of dirt with the operculum very close to their foot; adequate response to percussion.
These Gastropods are immediately packaged for immediate sale.
(in 100g of edible part)
Protein 16,1 g
Carbohydrate 2,0 g
Total fat 1,4 g
(Source: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione)
These animals must be alive when sold. No other allergens contained.
The medium life of these molluscs after the caught, in refrigeration condition, is 7 days.
Betwen +2° ÷ +6° C
CONDITIONS OF USE
These molluscs are to be consumed only after cooking.
This product is packaged in mesh bags (PE-HD material), suitable for food contact (see FCM technical sheet). The products are mainly packaged in bags from 1 to 3 kg.