FOOD: SEA CUCUMBER FOR YOUR HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Before you take the first look at my first photo, SCREAMED at the sight and decided to avoid visiting my blog forever, please HOLD ON!

Don't panicked!  This is not a lizard or caterpillar.  This is not a 'Reptile' cooking blog or Blog promoting 'Bug' eating.

This is what the Chinese called sea cucumber.


 SEA CUCUMBER
 SEA CUCUMBER 
This is the fresh cucumber not soaked yet from the seller.  It still has all the 'internal' organs inside the sea cucumber so you can be sure of the authenticity.

 SEA CUCUMBER
 SEA CUCUMBER 


The dry fresh sea cucumber.  The smaller is cheaper while the bigger is one more expensive.  You need to soak it.  There are ways to soak it.

Texture wise both are different. Smaller one has the texture of squid and it is to cook with vegetables.

I prefer the big ones as they are just like soft jelly.

Good quality sea cucumber should not break apart easily during soaking and cooking.

 SEA CUCUMBER
 SEA CUCUMBER 
Don't look at the small size.  It will grow in size after soaking.





 SEA CUCUMBER
 SEA CUCUMBER 

Have you give you another heart attack?  This is how the sea cucumber look after soaking and removal of internal organs for few days.  There are lots of 'work' to eat all these expensive food.  You can't just cook it like that or else it can't be eaten. > <  I mean it will taste really horrible if you eat it just like that.



 SEA CUCUMBER
 SEA CUCUMBER 

Since this is such expensive food ingredients, I am making use of writing another post for it.  I need mementos of my 'food' recipe.


It is a high grade luxurious food ingredients especially for the Chinese cuisine.  It is on par with those bird nest, ginseng, abalone, truffles and fish maw.


Why is this UGLY looking creatures are so expensive?  Well, because it contains a lot of beneficial ingredients for our body.  I love it mainly because it helps to preserve beauty like looking young since it has a lot of collagen.  It also helps your body to heal itself.


Sea cucumber contains high levels of chondroitin sulfate that help with arthritis and reduce the joint pain Sea cucumber contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds which reduce the ageing of the skin which is important for beauty XP


Sea cucumbers also contains higher in protein than almost food and it contains zero fats which is really good for the body.



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