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Seafood: Where to Find Reliable Products?

Seafood is a natural ally for your health. They have exceptional nutritional value, as they are lower in calories (low in fat and carbohydrates) but rich in omega 3, proteins, B vitamins, and minerals (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium). However, they are among the most challenging foods to preserve because they are perishable. It is therefore essential to choose reliable products.

What is reliable seafood?


Seafood includes all types of edible invertebrate species from the sea, except fish and other marine mammals. Seafood is considered reliable when it is fresh. When seafood quality is questionable, it should not be eaten because it can cause food poisoning.

On the one hand, there are the less serious poisonings causing diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Neurotoxic poisoning includes speech disorders, tingling sensations in the mouth, lips, or tongue, and partial and temporary paralysis. On the other hand, there are the most serious intoxications which manifest themselves in 2 forms.

The first is amnesic intoxication, which includes symptoms similar to those already mentioned but associated with memory loss, heart rhythm disorders, or death. The second is paralytic intoxication, which manifests itself by the usual symptoms and by the gradual paralysis of the muscular tissues leading to respiratory insufficiency and cardiac arrest.

Thus, it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately if some of these symptoms occur after eating seafood. In addition, a good number of people are allergic to it. It is best to avoid their consumption or follow specific treatments for them.

Tips for recognizing the freshness of the product vary depending on the variety of the seafood. In addition, when the reliability of seafood is certain, you can consume them with confidence and benefit from their remineralization.

What are their different categories and varieties?


There are two main categories of seafood, namely.

    • Crustaceans are composed of edible decapods. These are animals with a body covered by an articulated exoskeleton, often equipped with legs and/or claws. We can mention all types of shrimps, lobsters, crabs, crabs, spider crabs, etc. To recognize that crustaceans are fresh, their appearance should be shiny and wriggling. They smell of iodine from the sea, and their eyes should be black and shiny.
    • Shellfish refers to all marine animals with a shell. In general, these are oysters, mussels, bivalves, gastropods (sea snails), almonds, tellins, clams, etc. Before consuming a shellfish, make sure it is still well-closed, difficult to open, and alive. However, if you are faced with a shellfish that has already been opened, to verify its freshness, touch it, and you will see that it closes immediately. If not, it is no longer fresh.
    • Cephalopod mollusks are marine animals whose head is equipped with a crown of tentacles. These are squid, cuttlefish, octopus, octopus, vampires of the abyss, etc.
    • Other seafood that cannot be classified in one of the first 3 is sea urchins, violets, sea cucumbers…

Where can you find fresh seafood?


Whether you are a restaurant owner or a private individual, to find fresh seafood, go to a fishmonger that buys directly from the fishers. You will find fresh products at attractive prices. You can also enjoy Japanese specialties at the sushi restaurant.

Be a foodie in Japan


It is known that Japan is more than only ramen and sushi! Japan has more amazing food than only ramen or sushi! For instance, try the Okonomiyaki pancakes made with cabbage and topped with a variety of options. This can be anything from meat to seafood! Japanese food is all about taste, spices, and cooking. Other food to try in Japan are Soba noodles, Yakiniku barbecue, Tempura, Sukiyaki, and Yakitori.

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