PROP 65 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including mercury, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
California bay Sea Cucumber #529
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)
Alternative practitioners prevent and treat a wide range of health disorders with sea cucumber, 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.
Used as a natural aphrodisiac, rich in vitamin C, sea cucumber promotes prostate health by fighting free radicals. And it contains niacin, magnesium and zinc, which help reduce muscle tension, increase blood flow, build sex hormones and maintain a healthy sperm count.
Cautions: Sea cucumber has blood thinning effects (It reduces harmful cholesterol) It should be avoided by persons who have shellfish allergies. Avoid it or use under the direction of a doctor during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
How to prepare Sea cucumber
Pure water or mineral water, absolutely oil-free (clean) utensils.
Several dried sea cucumbers.
Put the sea cucumbers into pure water or mineral water at room temperature together in an oil-free container for 24 hours, and change the water every 8 hours.
After 24 hours, pick up the sea cucumber and squeeze it with your hand. If it is completely squeezed, there will be no lumps, which means that the first step is adequately soaked. If there are still lumps, continue to soak and change the water as before until the foam inside is soft without lumps.
Cut lengthwise along the opening of the sea cucumber with clean scissors. After cutting, remove the spit and teeth inside, which are similar to calcareous.
After cleaning the soaked sea cucumber, put it in a pure water pot and heat it. After the water is boiled, change to low heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Turn off the heat after cooking. Scrub clean or cut off the rough surface. Continue to cover and simmer for 2 hours to complete.
Put the boiled sea cucumbers into a bowl, replace water with fresh purified water and ice cubes, and put them in the refrigerator. The “blisters of ice” can last 24-48 hours. Change the water every 8 hours. After 2 days, the sea cucumber is soaked and finished. After soaking the sea cucumber, drain the water, wrap it one by one with plastic wrap, and then freeze it in the refrigerator. Every time you want to eat it, take it out, soak it to soften it in cold water and cook it the way you like.