Common Octopus

October 2, 2012

The common octopus is a prized seafood product whose distribution spans the world’s oceans. It is especially enjoyed in countries like Greece or Japan where much of the diet comes from the sea.

Octopus may be enjoyed steamed, boiled, smoked, dried or as tako sushi. When presented for sale octopus have a gray color, but change to a brilliant orange-red upon cooking.

Though this color changing aspect is even more incredible while this gastropod is still living.

Often occupying a role as an apex predator, the consequences of overfishing octopi are not yet well understood but are likely significant.


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  1. […] nigiri is a sushi piece made from octopus, tako. Nigiri refers to a bed of rice topped by some other accoutrement. Commonly fish or other […]

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