THE IDEAL LOCATION TO FARM MUSSELS OFF-SHORE
Sagres has been considered Sacred since the Celts. Its name derives from Latin “Sacrum” – Sacred. It is the place where Land ends and the Sea begins. At the tip of Portugal’s southwestern coast, Continental Europe does not get any deeper than this into the Atlantic Ocean.
With its pure pristine waters, almost untouched by human pollution, with its strong oceanic currents and powerful waves crashing against the rocky coastline, it is the perfect location to farm mussels off-shore; a species that is autochthonous to this region since the dawn of times. These are the fundamental reasons why we decided to settle Finisterra in Sagres ten years ago, November 2010.
Pure pristine Atlantic waters
The Sagres Sea waters are classified “A”, the highest standard for Sea Water quality. Unlike most mussels available commercially, our mussels do not require any form of depuration – they are ready for human consumption the moment they are harvested from the Sea.
The Upwelling Effect provides the finest nutrients
Sagres is one of the few places on earth that enjoys these underwater currents that bring to the surface all the nutrients from the deep-sea base. Our mussels get all these nutrients, and so will you. Our mussels have a high content in zinc, iron, iodine and other minerals, and vitamins A and B12. They are a fantastic source of protein, low in calories and low in fat.
High iodine content
This part of the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, has high levels of iodine that improve and will enhance your flavor experience.
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