There are more than 1,500 species of sea cucumbers worldwide, and there are about 40 species that can be eaten. Sea cucumber, along with ginseng, bird’s nest and shark fin, is one of the eight treasures of the world.
Sea cucumbers, genus Holothuroidea, are marine echinoderms that live from the sea to 8,000 meters, feeding on seafloor algae and plankton. Sea cucumbers thrived earlier on Earth than primitive fish, about 600 million years ago in the Precambrian Period, is the earliest living species, known as marine living fossils. He survived several earthly destructions and witnessed the changes of the earth several times.
In the family of sea cucumbers, there is a sea cucumber called spiny ginseng, which has a stunt: as soon as it encounters an enemy, it will immediately throw out the intestines, liver and a large amount of body cavity fluid in the body. The reason why ginseng does this is because it has strong regenerative properties in the body, and I recently learned that the world’s first ginseng is actually Vancouver, Canada “rainbow ginseng”
Located in the North Pacific Ocean of British Columbia (BC), Vancouver has been repeatedly named the “World’s Most Livable City”, where stunning landscapes such as oceans, mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and beaches come together to make it a treasure of nature. The world’s unique Canadian “rainbow ginseng” is produced in this sea.
Vancouver is located on the west side of the American continent, facing the North Pacific, the Rocky Mountains slowly explore the Pacific Ocean on the north side of Vancouver, the North Pacific warm current goes south, the Thousand Islands cold current goes north, a large amount of snowy mountain meltwater in the Rocky Mountains collects here, the special geological environment and climate breed a very special marine water quality, different ocean currents and melting snow water also bring extremely rich bait, Vancouver waters have become the least polluted sea area in the world.” “Rainbow ginseng” is produced in the waters of Vancouver on the west coast of Canada, unique sea cucumbers, other seas, belongs to the family of ginseng, red body surface, with pointed meat spines. Vancouver sea area in the northern end of the Pacific Ocean, low temperature caused by sea cucumber living environment and food chain is severe, can survive sea cucumber must be the superior species, “rainbow ginseng” normal individuals up to 40-60cm, meat hypertrophy, generally slow growth, very long age, better nutritional value;
The body strength is not lost, so fat!
“Rainbow ginseng” tough epidermis and five tendons connected to a thick layer of muscles, his body shape formation is due to pure wild and foraging in low temperature seawater, resulting in the longitudinal muscles (sea cucumber tendons) for underwater activities are particularly developed, the most developed of all sea cucumbers in the world, more than 80% of the nutrients in sea cucumbers come from sea cucumber tendons, commonly known as “osmanthus mussels”. Osmanthus mussel is the most precious nutrient in the body of sea cucumber, is the main component of sea cucumber anti-cancer, anti-cancer, the quality of sea cucumber can be judged by the sea cucumber body “sea cucumber tendon”, the thicker the sea cucumber tendon, the more indicates that the older the sea cucumber, the better the quality.
The stout “osmanthus mussel” has the best nutritional value! The content of the anti-fatigue natural substance “arginine” contained in it is also much higher; The sea cucumber acid mucopolysaccharide contained in it has a regulating effect on the heart and cerebral blood vessels, can regulate blood viscosity, soften blood vessels and inhibit the formation of thrombus; The chondroitin sulfate contained in it helps the growth and development of the human body, can delay muscle aging, and enhance the body’s immunity; The rich sea cucumber saponins contained in it have inhibitory effect on malignant tumors and are the best among sea cucumbers;
We all know that sea cucumbers not only have the habit of hibernation, but also hibernate? When the sea temperature exceeds 23 degrees in summer, sea cucumbers enter the state of summer hibernation; When the sea temperature drops below 10 degrees in winter, it enters the hibernation stage again. So the slow growth of sea cucumbers has a lot to do with its habits.
Sea cucumbers get oxygen in an unusual way – they breathe by their anus! Not only that, but they have an unusual symbiotic relationship with a small fish known as pearl fish, which also inhabit their anuses. During the day, small fish spend a comfortable day in the body of the sea cucumber and help clean up the debris, and at night when the sea cucumber begins to breathe, they go out in search of food. When dawn comes, they return to the body of the sea cucumber, pictured below is the fishing license from Canada’s official website.
The Canadian government implements a “fishing license” system for sea cucumber fishing, and the “fishing license” has been strictly controlled at 85, each certificate is 16,000 pounds, so the maximum theoretical output of a year is 61 tons, in sharp contrast to China’s annual output of 50,000 tons; At the same time, because the Canadian government law stipulates that sea cucumbers cannot be farmed, “rainbow ginseng” must be wild; The government divides the production area into areas for rotational fishing, and severely punishes sea cucumbers caught for less than five years, so the sea cucumbers have a long growth period and better quality; Canada’s food hygiene standards are also the most stringent in the world, and the processing and packaging of “rainbow ginseng” are controlled by Canadian law.