Pipinong dagat

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:13:45 +0000

 

BY KIM ATIENZA

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They look like your garden cucumber, our very own pipino. They’re soft and tender, these marine invertebrate related to sea urchins and star fish.

They’re also nutritious and beneficial to one’s health.

We’re talking about sea cucum­bers, known as pipino ng dagat.

A recent story on Yahoo News said sea cucumbers might not look it, but they are very valuable creatures.

There are 1,250 different species of sea cucumber in the world.

SEA cucumber

SEA cucumber

They are preferred by healthy eaters as they are very low in calo­ries and fat and high in protein.

Thus, they make for a weight-loss-friendly food.

They also contain many pow­erful substances, including anti­oxidants.

In many Asian countries, sea cucumber is dried and used in soups and other dishes.

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