Though not many people in the US have had the opportunity to try abalone, this fascinating univalve has grown in popularity as a food item among the Japanese. Fans of the abalone describe it as somewhat sweet and buttery, and a good choice for sushi. Further, abalone meat offers diners a number of valuable nutritional benefits.
In addition to being a good source of protein, abalone gives you a host of vitamins and minerals. The strongest of these is selenium, with a single serving of abalone giving you a full fifty-five percent of your daily recommended value. At the same time, it gives you about twenty-six percent of your vitamin B12, twenty-three percent of your vitamin E, seventeen percent of your phosphorus, and thirty-four percent of your iron requirement. It also contains lesser amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
If you’ve never tried abalone before, you can experience it at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle in the form of our awabi nigiri. Try it out for yourself at I Love Sushi tonight!