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Uni sushi

Uni sushi

Japanese name Edit

  • Uni

About sea urchin roe Edit

Sea urchin roe, soft and melting. Color ranges from orange to pale yellow. Humans consume the reproductive organs ("roe") either raw or briefly cooked. Sea urchin roe is a popular food in Korean cuisine, and it is called "uni" in Japanese sushi cuisine. It is also a traditional food in Chile, known as an "erizo de mar". Apart from domestic consumption, Chile and a number of other countries export the sea urchin to Japan in order to meet its demand throughout the country. Traditionally considered an aphrodisiac, sea urchin roe has been found to contain the cannabinoid anandamide.

Eating sustainably Edit

The best choice is Canadian sea urchin roe
A good alternative option is sea urchin roe from California.
Sea urchin roe from Maine should be avoided.

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