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Sea Cucumber

Though not too pleasing to the eye, these creatures are a true delicacy

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Known in Japan as Namako, Manamako, Akako, Aoko or Kaiso—all of which actually mean "sea rat," the juicy flesh of this marine animal is considered a delicacy.

They are eaten mostly raw. The best species are the red ones since they are generally softer and tastier!

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