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The Instacart guide to sea urchin products

When it comes to seafood, sea urchins are one of the underrated gems that you can add to your palate. Popularly known as ‘Uni' in Japan, the mainstream gourmet food industry has mostly overlooked sea urchins for a long time. One of the main reasons behind it seems to be the fact that sea urchins have to be eaten immediately after they are caught. Unlike many other types of seafood, sea urchins must be eaten fresh. If kept for too long, the meat starts to go bad pretty quickly, and it does not freeze well.

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FAQs About Sea Urchin

Sea urchins contain lots of minerals and salts, Omega3 fats, and sugar, making them the delicacy they are. There is a salty sweetness to the flesh, and just like oysters, they also taste of the food they primarily consume. The roe has a melt-in-your-mouth and buttery texture. Though it is hard to describe, many have compared it to fish eggs, lobster, or eggs in general.

Sea urchins contain lots of minerals, especially zinc, which helps with immunity boosting and healing of wounds. They are rich in protein and contain Omega3 fatty acids, which helps in brain development, heart health, and is considered to be a good fat.

Sea urchins contain a good amount of Omega3 fatty acids, which are very good for early brain development. However, eating raw seafood may cause various complications during pregnancy, and sea urchins are not exempt from it. The level of mercury is also a factor for concern. Which is why it is advisable that if you want to enjoy the health benefits of sea urchins without worrying about salmonella and toxoplasma, ensure that they are well cooked or pasteurized.
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