Premium Hokkaido Murasaki Uni 特上北海道紫海膽 (June 2021)
Due to the fact that our uni from Japan are auctioned. Therefore you will not receive the same brand each time. But we can guarantee you will always get a quality product from us.
Uni is a world-class delicacy—and one of the more unexpected foods to come from Japan. Sometimes referred to as the sea urchin’s roe, or eggs, uni is actually the creature’s gonads (reproductive glands), and the edible portion of the spiny sea urchin. Each sea urchin contains only five of these gonads, which makes it a special luxury on par with eating wagyu beef in Japan.
Murasaki uni is the most common type available in Japan. It comes from a dark purple sea urchin with long pointed spines. Murasaki uni is mustard yellow in color and has a clean, mildly sweet taste. It’s best eaten in sushi or as sashimi to enjoy its delicate flavors.
Uni is actually very healthy. A 100g portion of sea urchins contains appx 150 calories and very little fat. The fat is also almost all unsaturated fat. For every 100g of sea urchin, there are only 1.75 grams of polyunsaturated fat. Sea urchins also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of an abnormal heart beat.