What to Look for when Purchasing Crustaceans and Molluscs
Tips for picking fresh prawns, lobsters, mussels and other shellfish.
How to spot fresh crustaceans and molluscs:
- Brightly coloured, lustrous shells or flesh
- Firm, intact shell, heads, tentacles or flesh
- Shell closed or closes when tapped or gently squeezed
- Pleasant fresh sea smell
- No discolouration, particularly at joints