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Sea Urchin Roe – Uni Premium

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Product Descriptions

Each bite of Sea Urchin is full of creamy, briny flavor that melts in your mouth, leaving a lingering ocean taste. Urchin roe is served as Uni when prepared for sushi. It may be prepared in a variety of forms including raw; with rice; and may be preserved in brine, alcohol and salt; as a sauce, in custards and casseroles.

The nutritious roe contain calcium, phosphorus, and iron, plus Vitamins A, B, BZ, Bu, Nicotinic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid and Carotenes.

Each Sea Urchin contains five bright tongues of yellow and orange roe. Color may vary naturally throughout the year depending on many factors including water temperature, diet, seasonal spawning, weather and availability.

Grading is done based on color, taste and texture. Because Uni can be easily damaged in transit, Catalina OP has developed special packaging for Fedex and Airfreight. The packs are individual trays of three basic grades:

* Premium - Where taste and texture are generally the same but the color is darker. Tray packed.

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Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Year round

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Harvest Area:

global supply
California ( San Diego to Ft. Bragg)
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Featured Recipe

Sea Urchin Shooter

Lemon, rhubarb, ginger ale
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