in Octopus & Squid
Calorie Table for Octopus
|Octopus (Serving size 3oz unless stated)||
Octopus, cooked, moist heat
Octopus, pickled (1oz)
|Squid (Serving size 3oz unless stated)||
Squid, breaded, fried
Squid, pickled (1oz)
Squid ink (2 tbsp)
Sources include: USDA Nutrient Database, Food Shopping Counter (Natow and Heslin) 2006, The Fat Book (Bellerson) 2004.
Octopuses feed mainly on crabs and lobsters. They have long been considered a culinary delicacy by peoples of the Mediterranean (eg. in Greece) and Far East (eg. in Japan, South Korea) The most favored parts are the arms, although other parts of the body are also eaten. Most species of octopus are eaten cooked (eg. fried in oil), but in Japanese sushi cuisine, octopus is typically marinated before being served raw. Squid is another popular seafood dish. It is cooked and served in a similar way to octopus. Squid ink is also a delicacy in Italy and Sicily. Dried squid is a popular snack in coastal regions of the Far East.
Most types of octopus are useful sources of the following nutrients: vitamin B3 (3.2mg), B12 (30.6mcg), potassium (536mg), phosphorus (237mg), selenium (76.2mcg) and iodine.
Most types of squid are useful sources of the following nutrients: vitamin B3 (1.9mg), potassium (209mg), phosphorus (188mg), selenium (38.1mcg) and iodine.
(Source: USDA Nutrient Database)
If you have difficulty adjusting your daily
eating habits to follow a calorie-controlled diet, remember that exercise
can help to create or maintain the necessary calorie-deficit to reduce
weight. Sixty minutes of fast walking, per day, can burn up to 2800 calories
per week. This is the equivalent of 0.8 pounds of body fat. Maintain this
for one month to lose over three pounds.
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