Octopus Nutrition

Getting Acquainted with The Octopus The octopus is a cephalopod mollusc, a cousin to the squid and the cuttlefish. It may be one of the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible invertebrates in the seas. Large or small, the octopi have the striking ability to defend themselves from predators. They can shoot ink at their enemies […]

Scallops: One of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Delicious Scallops with Benefits Scallops are family members with snails, sea slugs, clams, mussels, octopuses and squid. These marine animals are bivalves, living within two fan-shaped, hinged shells with easily recognizable ridges. Unlike other bivalves, they are free-swimming, opening and closing their shells as they go, using their powerful adductor muscle. That’s the round, fleshy […]

Small Wonder and Big Nutrients in Shrimps

Shrimp Talk and Shrimp Benefits When you talk about shrimps, you’re referring to a broad classification of any one of hundreds of small crustaceans that inhabit all marine habitats in the world. Most known cultures eat shrimps. Most shrimp species are small, approximately 1-3 cm long, but the much larger varieties, sometimes growing up to […]

Japanese Rice: Central to Tradition

The Many Faces of Japanese Rice Cooked rice is central to Japanese tradition and for over 2,000 years it was cultivated all across the country. It is barely absent on the dinner table and has come to symbolize the Japanese way of life. Let’s look at the different common types of Japanese cooked rice. There’s […]

How the Avocado Got in Your Sushi

Sushi and Avocado: American-Made Many people don’t know that the avocado fruit is foreign to Japan and not commonly used in sushi rolls. Avocado only became available in Japanese supermarkets, mostly from Mexico, since the late 1970s. The Japanese refer to it as the ‘ butter of the forest’ for its buttery consistency, rich flavor […]