Sea Cucumbers have long been revered in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures for their health and medicinal properties, and now many scientific studies have begun to prove their true medicinal potential.
Low in fat and cholesterol, yet high in protein and bursting with B-vitamins, Vitamin A, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, the Warty Sea Cucumber, found in abundance around the California Channel Islands, is a gourmet health food rivaling all others.
Often refered to as the “Ginseng of the Sea,” sea cucumbers have been shown to contain many other unique compounds that have anti-inflamatory, anti-hypertension, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antithrombotic, anti-coagulant, and wound healint potential, not to mention the possibility to prevent and treat cancer!
If you don’t believe us, check out this article from the US National Library of Medicine!
Though the mainstream scientific and medical communities are only now beginning to show sea cucumbers the attention they deserve, many Eastern cultures have been using them for thousands of years and have many tasty methods of preparing them, including stir-frys and soups.
Sea cucumbers have little to no taste on their own and the firm but glutinous texture popular in Asian cuisine but more foreign to Western palates. If you’re an adventurous eater, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by the myriad ways to prepare them, and your body will rejoice at it’s rejuvenating effects!
If your not so adventurous, the dried sea cucumber can also be powderized and taken in the form of a supplement.
We sell them both LIVE, and in the traditional preserved form (cooked, salted, and dried) that allows them to be stored safely for many years.