These Pepus mussels are cultivated on the best platforms and are selected by their large size. They are then fried in olive oil and prepared in mild pickle.
Mussels are a source of vitamins and minerals that are essential for one’s well-being. They especially contain vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid, iron and phosphorus. They also have a high content in omega-3.
Pepus is Espinaler’s second brand of preserves.
The story of Pepus dates back to 2003, which is when Miquel Tapias, the present owner of Espinaler and the fourth generation of the Tapias family at the head of the business, decided to create a second brand of fish and shellfish preserves.
The brand name pays tribute to a fisherman from Vilassar de Mar, the birthplace of the Espinaler brand, who each day went to the Taberna Espinaler. A personal friend of the Tapias family, Pepus was a person much loved in the town. In 2003, when the fisherman had sadly passed away, Miquel Tapias wanted to call Espinaler’s second brand of preserves Pepus in memory of this faithful friend.