Sea Cucumber (per animal)

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Sea Cucumber (per animal)

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Sea Cucumber (Holothuria forskali) -  Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates and are closely related to the sea urchins and starfish. Our sea cucumber feed on the detritus of seaweed and abalone that are grown on the aquaculture farm in Rossaveel.

Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in Asian cultures and are prized for their nutritional and bioactive content and associated health benefits. Sea cucumbers are rich in vitamins, minerals, peptides, and lectins, and also contain unique molecules including chondroitin sulfates (with anti-inflammatory properties, good for joints). These unique compounds have been found to possess anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anti-tumor properties. 


Culinary uses 

Fresh Sea Cucumbers can be prepared by boiling the animal in green tea for approx. 40 minutes to break down its tough outer wall (the remaining water can be reserved as a stock for soups, broths and risottos). Gut the Sea Cucumber by slicing it lengthwise down the middle. The Sea Cucumber can be cut into smaller pieces and coated in a batter and fried for a calamari style dish or sautéed in a tasty sauce and added to soups, broths, fries or risottos. Sea Cucumbers do not have a very strong taste but do have an interesting texture that absorbs flavour very well.
 

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Mungo Murphy's Fresh Produce gets shipped out on a Wednesday, therefore last orders are required by midnight on Tuesday for Wednesday shipment.