Japanese Rare Wild Dried Abalone #284(16 oz)
Size: 136g~150g each
This abalone is dark brown in color, with an oval shape, thin edges, beads on the pillow, a broad and flat bottom, a sharp tail, large and thick flesh, after cutting with a knife, the cross-section has a net pattern.
Abalone is a rare, highly valued delicacy especially in Japan. Diving for abalone (sea snails) is a time-honored tradition in Japan. The Ama (sea women), wearing only a loin cloth, holding their breath for up to sixty seconds, dived 40 feet down to the cold ocean bottom to collect pearls and abalone “the sweet golden treasure of the ocean.” Historical records show it back at least 2,000 years. Women were preferred because they tend to have an extra layer of fat which helped insulate them against the cold. Today’s Ama. wearing black wetsuits. continue the tradition.
Abalone meat is tender and nutritious, high in protein 24%, and low fat 0.44% with many vitamins and trace elements that are very beneficial to our health. Abalone is rich in glutamic acid and tastes very delicious. Abalone is a yin nourishing food which means it supports the health of internal organs. It moisturizes lungs, which improves breathing and complexion. It clears inflammation and nourishes the liver and improves eyesight. Long-term consumption has been shown to help prevent cancer.
The most recent research has found abalone provides a good source of:
- Iron essential for building red blood cells
- Vitamin B12
Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that can not be produced by our body. So, Omega-3 is important as essential fatty acids. Omega-3 itself is formed of fatty acids like EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and ALA (a-linolenic acid). Omega-3 consumed regularly assists in the development of the brain and memory, prevents heart disease because it can make arterial organs becomes more elastic and reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Pregnant women who consume Omega-3 may have healthy and intelligent children and it also improves the quality of breast milk. Omega-3 is essential for improving mental and physical health of the baby.
When compared to protein sources such as beef, tuna, salmon or eggs, abalone (marine snail) protein content is higher than all sources except mutton. Snail contains vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B1, B3, B6 and B12. Vitamin A is beneficial for the health of the eyes, while vitamin E may act as an antioxidant. Vitamin B1, B3, B6 and Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that is needed to prevent and control diabetes. Snail provides choline which is an essential component of the nervous system and is a high source of iron. Snail contains high levels of magnesium. Magnesium plays important roles in the body, which is needed for more than 325 enzymatic reactions, including involved in the synthesis of fats, proteins and nucleic acids, neural activity, muscle contraction and relaxation, cardiac activity and bone metabolism.