ABALONE IS A
Did you know that Abalone is a great source of Nutrition?
Abalone is of the highest grade of seafood, living in clean and pristine environments where it grazes on the finest grasses and seaweeds of the oceans. This results in seafood, that is not only delicious but uniquely nutritious as well. It’s nutritional benefits include strengthening the immune system, improving appetite, good for eye health, as well as being a good source of nutrition. Most people think that Abalone is high in cholesterol, but this is not true.
Abalone is very high in protein and contains a wonderful and unique blend of important vitamins and minerals including but not limited to, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, beta carotene, yet the fat content remains extremely low and it contains almost no cholesterol.
Compare the nutrition of Raw Abalone with the nutrition of other Raw Seafood and Meat per 100 g:
Nutrition Information Sourced from: 中国料理百科事典 by 同朋舍 (Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisine)
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FAT AND CHOLESTEROL INTAKE FROM ABALONE
Percentage Fat Intake Per Day:
High intake of saturated fat, which is associated with high blood total and LDL ("Bad" type) cholesterol levels, may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans from USFDA. Major sources of saturated fatty acids in diet includes pork (24% of max. daily saturated fat intake) and beef (10%). Abalone only contributes to 1%, which is very low as compared with other food in your daily intake.
Percentage Cholesterol Intake Per Day
Some people think abalone is very high in cholesterol, but it is not true. According to nutrition facts from Calorie Count, USDA, FSANZ, and China's health research institution, cholesterol level in abalone is much lower than that in king prawn, octopus and cuttlefish, and is similar to those contained in beef, pork and chicken in your daily intake.
Cholesterol in food is called dietary cholesterol. Eating food high in dietary cholesterol actually only has a small impact on blood cholesterol in most people. High blood cholesterol level, especially the 'bad' type (LDL), are mainly caused by eating food high in saturated fat and trans fat.
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