Thursday, 16 January 2014

Nutritional Benefits of Octopus....

The most commonly eaten part of the octopus is the arms, and sometimes the mantle (head area). 
Small octopuses are eaten whole. Contains plenty of B vitamins, potassium and selenium. Also high in taurine and iron. 
Expert says: Taurine is an amino acid made in the body. It helps reduce cholesterol from blood vessels and may help with the prevention of heart disease - although there are no conclusive studies backing this up.
It also has a calming effect on the nervous system so octopus could be a good way of de-stressing at the start of a holiday. 
Around one in 20 of us may be suffering from iron deficient anaemia - and octopus flesh is a good source of iron. 
What’s a portion? An 85g serving contains 140 calories and no saturated fat at all. 
When to avoid: Older and larger octopuses are tough to eat if not prepared properly.

Daily Mail.