The benefit of eating octopus is it has a lot of protein, and it’s very low in calories. This makes octopus a great choice if you want a filling dish that’s low in fat. Eating octopus can also help improve cardiovascular health because it can lower the amount of cholesterol in your body.
One large whole octopus frozen is between 1.1-1.4kg in size. There are around 300 recognized octopus species, which is over one-third of the total number of known cephalopod species. These are gutted.
Octopus has a meaty texture, this is due to the fact that it has a lot of muscles, which means it’s more like eating a piece of steak than something like chicken. There are several ways to cook the octopus such as frying it, skewering it, or boiling it.
Serve with an aromatic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc white wine or try a bold Cabernet Sauvignon red wine which really suits Octopus
You can use octopus meat to create a number of different dishes, such as using it to make Quinoa Balls. Quinoa balls are made by combining quinoa (a seed from the same family as spinach and beets) with an array of different ingredients, meaning that the dish is very colorful and exciting to look at.