Among the more traditional options you can find at our Lynnwood Japanese restaurant is the classic octopus nigiri sushi. The meat of these eight-legged beasts is still quite the strange entree to many Americans, many of whom may be more inclined to see such creatures as monsters than as food. However, getting over your anti-tentacle squeamishness should be very much worthwhile to the avid seafood enthusiast, as eating octopus can be quite beneficial to both your body and to the environment.
A diet of octopus gives you an impressive assortment of valuable nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and many vitamins that help to avoid disease and maintain a healthy body. Octopi are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a low-calorie option for iron and protein.
And if this isn’t enough, octopi are among the more sustainable forms of seafood available. While many other species of fish are at risk of being overharvested, our eight-legged friends manage to maintain robust populations in many areas of the ocean. So if you’re ever afraid that your love for fish may be taxing the resources of the sea, consider octopus on your next sushi outing!