Spiny Dye Murex
The murex of the Upper Adriatic
The Spiny dye murex is a medium-sized gastropod mollusc (6-9 centimeters). It has been known since ancient times for its use in producing purple dye. The outer shell of the murex is typically dark in color, ranging from green to violet brown with distinct streaks. Sometimes, the shell is covered in a red or orange purple produced by the animal itself.
The shell has a globular structure with a long siphon channel and a moderately angular profile; the colour varies from yellow to brown. This species is commonly fished in the Mediterranean, especially in the Upper Adriatic sea.
Spiny dye murex
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Italy: Murice spinoso;
Mediterranean sea; Atantic 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 26,0 g
Carbohydrate 5,0 g
Total fat 1,2 g
(Source: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione)
These animals must be alive when sold. No other allergens contained.
Between +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.