Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:13:45 +0000
BY KIM ATIENZA
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.
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.
It is also