Sea urchin roe (uni) is a good source of energy, omega 3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals (such as zinc) and vitamins.
Protein - total 13.27/100g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 1.75/100g
Omega 3 fatty acids 1.07/100g
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) .79/100g
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).04/100g
Zinc 17.00 ppm
Red sea urchins - the largest sea urchin in the world and found only along the rocky sub-tidal Pacific shores of North America. The bright red or burgundy animals graze on kelp and many other available organic materials. They are harvested for their soft tissues known as "uni", a highly valued seafood delicacy. Uni is a signature sashimi item in Japanese cuisine but is also used as a flavour enhancer in soups, custards and seafood dishes in many other cultures. Sea urchins from the clean cold Pacific waters of B.C. produce some of the world's sweetest uni.
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