特級日本北海道 野生刺參 1磅/盒
Hokkaido Sea Cucumber
Size: 22-40 pcs/lb, 40-70 pcs/lb, 70-100 pcs/lb, 130-160 pcs/lb, 160-190 pcs/lb
Known in Japan as Namako, Manamako, Akako, Aoko or Kaiso—all of which mean "sea rat," Namako is considered an “ocean delicacy” among sushi connoisseurs and is treasured in some cultures for its medicinal value. Known for its unique, crunchy texture, when fresh these sea creatures are best enjoyed in the winter months in Japan. In Japan, sea cucumber is often served raw as sunomono, a sea cucumber salad with ponzu sauce and seaweed to create a light, flavorful dish. However, this dried Japanese sea cucumber is popular throughout south Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Australia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, France (beche de mer) and Portugal. Sea Cucumber is often cooked in elaborate lunar New Year soups.
Hokkaido sea cucumber is considered one of the highest-quality ingredients alongside dried abalone and shark fin. It has long been used as an aphrodisiac and natural health supplement.
Six rows of spines are evenly distributed on the back of the Japanese sea cucumber body produced in Hokkaido. The belly of the Japanese sea cucumber is relatively flat and not large, but the meat of the Japanese sea cucumber is very thick because of the years of growth of the Japanese sea cucumber. It is relatively short, so the concentrated nutritional value of the sea cucumber is relatively high. Japanese sea cucumbers have always maintained an additive-free process and have the best processing rules for light dried sea cucumbers. The processing technology is not complicated, just all handmade and natural.
Sea cucumbers are rich in protein, niacin, and riboflavin and contain substances that influence human health, including:
- Chondroitin sulfate (found in human cartilage)
- Coelomic fluid (which functions similarly to human white blood cells)
- Palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid (fatty acids with potent antioxidant effects)
- Squalene (a compound that acts as the precursor to steroids)
- Triterpenoids (a class of compounds thought to slow cancer growth)
Sea cucumber is used to prevent and treat a variety of illnesses and discomforts, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, constipation, erectile dysfunction, periodontitis gum disease and certain types of cancers. Sea cucumber fights inflammation, promotes wound healing, and slows the aging process. Nutritionally, sea cucumbers have an impressive profile of valuable nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), and minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.