Can you eat abalone sashimi-style?
Abalone has the benefits of being high in protein and has a combination of essential vitamins and minerals. These include calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, beta carotene.
The content of fat is low, and almost no cholesterol is present. Fresh abalone can be eaten raw or cooked like a clam, and grilling seems to taste best.
The live abalone can be steam to prevent any loss of its own juices, and the meat can then be easily removed from the shell. Place them on any grill, and it cooks in its own juices. You can cut into thin slices for sashimi-style.
Fresh abalones, unlike sashimi, has a unique chewy texture when eaten raw. You may find it look different from other premium seafood such as lobster or tuna. However, what it lacks in looks, it makes up in taste.
Due to its uniqueness, we can describe the delicacy as similar to scallop that if cooked properly, the texture is tender.
Abalone is one of the premium seafood that thrives only in a clean and scarce environment. The reason it is rare makes abalones an expensive delicacy.
The price will even be higher depending on its size and whether it is wild or farm. It grazes on the fine ocean grasses and seaweeds becoming seafood that is tasty and also uniquely nutritious.
Dietary of abalone benefits include:
- The enhancement of appetite.
- Good eye health
- A good source of protein.
- Strengthening of the immune system.
What are abalones
Wild abalone benefits
Australian Wild Caught Abalone is from the Haliotidae family. There are Awabi, Ear Shell, Sea Snail or Ormeaux. Abalone is a mollusc, a cold-water species which commonly lie 5 to 30 metres under the Great Southern Ocean.
Each has its own unique and diverse character covering different shapes, sizes, textures, tastes and colours. The food source of the abalones is local seaweed and seagrass.
Their colour varies from light creamy to dark grey. These depend on the habitat and the seaweed colour that there are eating. The strength and harshness of the ocean waves also help to define the texture of the abalones.
Australia is one of the last remaining wild resources of abalones. With the Wild Caught abalone under the Australian Fisheries Quota Management System. The Australian Government strictly regulated the quota catching to protect and preserve this delicacy.
These regulations determine the minimum size permitted for harvesting. It takes 5-10 years for abalones to grow to the commercial harvesting size. Licensed fisherman handpicks and carefully measured the abalones. They are braving the dangers of the Australian Ocean for this sea treasure.
There are more than 100 species in the world, and Australia has four that are commercial. The most abundant is Blacklip. Greenlip has a significantly smaller population, followed by Roei and Brownlip.
Blacklip Abalone grows across Southern Australia on rocky reefs. There are harvested commercially in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Natural abalone benefits
Did you know that Natural Wild Caught Abalone is not “White”?
There is a misunderstanding that Abalone is “White”. Wild Abalone comes in many shades of colours, from creamy to dark brown, even black.
To make Wild Abalone “white”, you need to use chemicals. The most commonly used is Sulphur Dioxide causes the loss of nutrition, loss of flavour and loss of texture.
Natural Wild Abalone comes in many shades of colours with abalones unique in its appearance. The blood of the abalone is a bluish colour. It is needed to retain the maximum blood in the abalone to give the best texture and flavour.
These results in some of the blood coming to the surface of the meat and the lips. Giving the abalone a dark and bluish appearance, but the abalone inside is always a creamy colour.
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Fat and Cholesterol intake from abalones
Percentage Fat Intake daily
According to the USFDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The risk of cardiovascular disease can increase. These are with a high intake of saturated fat associated with high levels of total blood and LDL cholesterol.
Pork (24% of recommended daily saturated fat intake) and beef are sources of saturated fatty acids in the diet (10%).
Percentage of Cholesterol Intake daily
Some people think the cholesterol level of abalones is high, but this is not real. Cholesterol levels in abalones are much lower than those in prawns, octopus and cuttlefish.
Abalone benefits are close to those found in beef, pork and chicken in your daily intake. According to nutrition information from Calorie Count, USDA, FSANZ, and China’s health research institution.
Dietary cholesterol is called cholesterol in food. In reality, consuming food high in dietary cholesterol has only a slight effect on most people’s blood cholesterol. High blood cholesterol levels are mainly caused by consuming foods high in saturated fat and trans fat.
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