SEA CUCUMBER - DRIED
From the Atlantic Sea of Nova Scotia, Canada, these are wild-caught sea cucumbers.
Considered as a delicacy in Asian countries and some European countries, a lot of times used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat joint pain, fatigue, skin health, inflammation and many other things.
Sea cucumbers are rich in protein, niacin, riboflavin and contain substances thought to influence human health, including:
Chondroitin sulfate, a substance found in human cartilage
Coelomic fluid, a compound that functions similarly to white blood cells in humans
Palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid, fatty acids with potent antioxidant effects
Squalene, a compound that is part of the natural production of steroids
Triterpenoids, a class of compounds thought to slow cancer growth
To rehydrate them, simply cover with cold water in a container. Let the sea cucumbers soak for 3 days along with changing the water every day. After 3 days of soaking, drain the water and boil them for 30 minutes. If the skin and muscle can be easily pinched through then it is ready if not then you can cook it longer. You can then slice them up and add them to your desired dish or soup. Best stored at room temperature