What Are Sea Cucumbers?
According to WebMD, sea cucumbers are a great source of lean protein, riboflavin and magnesium.
It is good for:
1) heart: blood pressure and cholesterol
2) liver: reduce liver damage and oxidative stress
3) reduced chance of cancer: antioxidants and anti-inflammatory
Braised sea cucumber is the most common way that they are prepared for the dinner baquets. As sea cucumbers are very rare and expensive, I don’t get to eat it often.
According to the Smithsonian Magazine,
“So far British Columbia’s stock is only “moderately exploited.” But that could soon change. “A lot of fisheries [in China] were not managed properly and they were driven to a point where they haven’t recovered, and may never recover,” Greba says. If British Columbia wants to avoid the same fate, experts say it’ll require regular monitoring, research, and cooperation between the government, the fishing industry and the First Nations.”
The Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation’s Story Of Their Origins
“The Kitasoo/Xai’xais have been eating giant red sea cucumbers, Parastichopus californicus, for centuries.
What an interesting story!
Have you eaten the sea cucumber before?