Product CO2e / kg Studies


CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Mussels
You can consume
kg of Mussels to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Sea food | Food

For 1 kg of edible mussel meat, we need about 4.2 kg of mussels, taking into account inedible mussels this increases to 7.3 kg of mussels.

[1] Winther, U., Ziegler, F., Hognes, E. S., Emanuelsson, A., Sund, V., & Ellingsen, H. (2009). Carbon footprint and energy use of Norwegian seafood products. SINTEF Fisheries and aquaculture, 32. (Page 17)

Subcategories: New Zealand mussel | Blue mussel | Mediterranean mussel | Mussels (without shell) | Mussels (canned)


Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Estimation of the carbon footprint of the Galician fishing activity (NW Spain) Farmed mussels, Section 4.4.1
Spain Spain 8
Carbon footprint and energy use of Norwegian seafood products Table 5.1
Chain 8: Blue mussels (farmed), from Norway to Paris
2.54 kg CO2e / 4.3 kg mussels with shell (Page 17)
Norway France 8
LCA Food Database Conventional, including retail
Unknown Unknown 3
Den store klimadatabase Mussel, Agriculture: 0, iLUC: 0, Food processing: 0.08, Packaging: 0.08, Transport: 0.05
Unknown Unknown 5