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Cuttlefish is a marine member of the class of Cephalopods. She is known as the "chameleon of the sea", as different situations can rapidly change its color. They live in the warm waters of tropical and subtropical seas. Today there are more than 100 types of this unusual creation. The approximate weight of an adult is 10-12 kg.
The cuttlefish is a notable delicacy. Despite the low caloric (only 79 kcal per 100g), nutritionally it is much better than beef, pork or veal.
In his part of the tender meat of this mollusk has a full range of vitamins, including vitamin A, D, E, B6 and even B12, lack of which is constantly under the body of modern man. It also contains iodine, minerals, and high in essential fatty amino acids omega-6 and omega-3.
Dietary fiber contained in the meat of cuttlefish, not worsen the bowels, but on the contrary, cleaning it of toxins and heavy metals. This leads to an improvement of metabolism and reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Fat cuttlefish, and ink, are regarded as beneficial by-products and are used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking.
In addition to vitamins and minerals in the meat of cuttlefish and also contains amino acids that directly affect the body's metabolic processes. In addition, it can be anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic actions, protecting cells from the adverse effects of infection. In other words, regular consumption of this product stimulates the immune system.
Fat cuttlefish for many centuries used as a natural antibiotic. Only one spoon can bring the temperature down. It is recommended to take not only during respiratory diseases but also as prophylaxis. In its value it is not inferior to cod-liver oil which do not like children.
The clams are also rich in macronutrients such as:
Is potassium. Strengthens the intestinal wall, protects the mucosa from ulcers and improves digestion. In addition, it normalizes blood pressure and metabolic processes directly at the cellular level.
- Iron. Improves blood circulation and stimulates the cardiovascular system.
- Zinc. Strengthens nails and hair follicles, makes the skin smooth and accelerates production of leukocytes and erythrocytes.
- Phosphorus. Affects the nervous system of the body, improving memory, logic, reaction. Cuttlefish improves mood by increasing the speed of production of serotonin.
- Copper. In a small number involved in the process of building the protein, DNA and RNA.
The cuttlefish has a very delicate flavor. But, unfortunately, in our latitudes it is almost impossible to find fresh, so you have to settle for frozen. Butcher it it is necessary extremely carefully, as there may be a silver pouch with valuable ink. The meat, after boiling, suitable for appetizers, salads, main courses, pizzas or spaghetti. The taste is reminiscent of chicken meat. Ink is also used as a natural dye to create unusual marine scent. In small numbers you can add them to the sauce.
Cuttlefish diet, so it is often contribute to the diet of different diets. This product is considered a specific. Therefore, it is not recommended to give small children. The fat clam is used in cosmetics for the preparation of creams and masks.
Fresh ink is a great homeopathic remedy. Based on it produce drug called Sepia. It is used for problems with stomach, intestinal, gynecological and orthopedic problems. Just before use, should consult a homeopath.
The only contraindication for the use of cuttlefish is allergic to shellfish. In addition, she showed no negative effects on the body even with regular use.