Obviously, sea urchins live in the sea, where they feed on algae and kelp, and are harvested by divers every single day. Their flavour relies on a variety of factors, such as diet, age, habitat, and species. Even though there are 950 species of sea urchin, only a few of them are commercially harvested. Sea urchins are often identified by colour, which gets confusing since so many of them are shades of red, purple, and green.
Something very interesting about sea urchins is that one 3.5-ounce sea urchin contains 1.83 grams omega-3 fatty acids, which substantially supports our heart and brain health. Sea urchins are also a great source of zinc and protein, a mineral that helps the immune system and assists healing wounds.
Sea urchins are actually made up of amino acids, sugar, and salt, giving them an interesting salty sweetness. Much like oysters, Sea Urchin Uni tend to taste like where they came from - the ocean - and even the seaweed they feed on. Ironically, male uni actually has a smoother texture than female uni, but all good urchins should have a buttery and heavenly texture - a unique flavour that has been compared to eggs, lobster, and fish roe.
Sea Urchin Harvest sells premium Sea Urchin Uni & Sea Urchin Roe from Australia’s iconic east coast. All of our Uni is caught fresh and delivered fresh to you! If you have any questions about ordering Sea Urchin Uni for your commercial business please get in contact via the Contact Us Page or alternatively call us on 0414 441 136.