The Black mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) is the most common mussel species on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and naturally attaches and grows on ORTO reef facilities. It is this type of mussel that is preferred for consumption on the local and European markets as well as in other geographic markets. The end user has developed preferences for this type of mussel and appreciates its taste and quality. The main competitors in the supply of mussels in the domestic market supply mainly Black Mussel (Mytilus Galloprovincialis, Mytilus Edulis), which is increasingly recognized by consumers as a delicacy and looking for food chains and restaurants.

Health benefits

  • Healthy Heart – the omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of heart disease

  • Treatment For Arthritis – it is beneficial in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Treatment For Joint Pains – mussels are a rich source of nutrients like iron, betain and glycoaminoglycans and contribute to relieving joint pains and joint stiffness

  • Helps The Circulatory System – they facilitate healthy circulation to the vital organs and muscles by strengthening the arterial walls and improving blood flow

  • Bone And Teeth Health – consumption of mussels facilitates the structural strengthening of teeth and bones.

  • Immune System Health – improves the resistance to viral and bacterial infection and accelerates the formation of antibodies

  • Healthy Nervous System – by stimulating the muscles, tissues and organs, mussels help improve nerve cell functioning throughout the body.

  • Improves Fertility – they increase the viscosity of cervical mucus plug in women and seminal fluid in men

  • Prevents Anaemia – mussels are an excellent source of iron, which plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells

  • Weight Management – fresh mussel meat contains the same amount of high-quality protein as red meat but has much less total fat thus, replacing red meat with mussel meat constitutes a low-calorie diet

  • Prevents Asthma – mussels possess anti-inflammatory properties that have been found to be beneficial in reducing asthma symptoms

  • Skin Care Benefits – mussels are rich in zinc and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are beneficial for your skin

  • Healthy Cellular Functions – the proteins in the mussels help maintaining cellular functions by providing structural support to the cells

  • Anti-Aging Benefits – mussels contain polysaccharides that help preserve the appearance of youth

  • Source Of Vitamin B12 – mussels contains Vitamin B12 that helps in the production of red blood cells and DNA

  • Rich In Omega-3 – mussel meat is the best source of omega-3 and polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 helps to prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of stroke, heart diseases, and arthritis.

Added value

The reef effect restores the ecosystem near the farm, creating an eco-image and added value for the end product – the mussels (shrimps, sea snails, fish) and increases the overall number of customers.