Throughout the menu at our Seattle Japanese restaurant, you should find many dishes offering the meat of squid and octopi. These tentacled beasts are still an exotic entree to many Americans, many of whom may be more inclined to see such creatures as monsters than as food. However, putting aside such trepidations should be very much worthwhile to the avid seafood enthusiast; eating octopus and squid can be quite beneficial to both your body and the rest of the planet.
A diet of tentacles gives you a long list of valuable nutrients. Squid and octopi are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a low-calorie option for protein and iron. Other nutrients include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and many vitamins that help to maintain proper nutritional balance in your body.
And to put the icing on the cake, squid and octopi are among the more sustainable forms of seafood available to us. While many other species of fish are in danger of being overharvested, our tentacled friends manage to maintain robust populations in many regions of the ocean. So if you’re ever afraid that your love for fish may be draining the seas of life, consider octopus or squid for your next sushi outing!