Edible Varieties

September 8, 1998
From: Random

Many years ago, while in Korea on a business trip, our host served a meal including what was described as sea slugs. Though I can enjoy a very wide variety of foods, I found this to be exceptionally unpalatable.

Are any sea slugs routinely eaten by humans?



I think you probably were eating dried sea cucumbers rather than opisthobranch sea slugs most of which seem to have distasteful chemicals in their skins. Have a look at Sea cucumbers , "defensive mucus" and sea hare defence for further information. .. Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Sep 8). Comment on Edible Varieties by Random. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/216


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