Squid / Calamari

Squid — cephalopod mollusks of the Teuthida genus, which includes about 304 species. Like all other cephalopods, squid have a head, a mantle and tentacles, they are bilaterally symmetrical. Squids, as well as cuttlefish, have eight tentacles, are arranged in pairs and two, as a rule, large tentacles. Squids are strong swimmers and some species can jump out short distances from the water.

Many species are popular as food in the kitchens of different countries, including kitchen of Sri Lanka. In countries where English is used, squids, like food, are often sold under the Italian name Calamari.Squids are abundant in some areas, and provide great catches to Sri Lanka's fisheries.

The squid carcass can be stuffed whole, it can be cut into flat pieces or rings. The head, tentacles, and ink are also edible. In fact, only the parts do not eat only the mouth part of the head and the organ called glaudis — the semblance of a tentacle. Kalmar is a good source of zinc and manganese, it contains a high content of copper, selenium, vitamin B12, riboflavin.

Loligo (Latin: Loligo duvauceli) live in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka. Mollusks in motion can accelerate to 60 km. at one o'clock. Sometimes squid jumps out of the water to a height of up to 7 meters, getting on the deck of passing ships.
Squid is a dietary product. Its meat contains easily digestible protein, useful fatty acids. Squids are rich in taurine, which promotes the excretion of cholesterol, stabilizing blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart and vascular disease. Squid meat is rich in substances that improve the digestion of food and give dishes a unique taste. Arginine and lysine in mollusc meat have a beneficial effect on the growing children's body.

The Reef Squid (Latin: Sepioteuthis lessoniana) prefers to hunt in shallow waters near the reef, mainly on crustaceans and small fish. Inhabits the Indian, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Reef squid is caught in South Asia in huge quantities. Its meat is considered to be perfectly balanced in terms of nutrients and microelements. These squid are the second name Marine Ginseng, but all the medicinal properties of reef squid meat is quite difficult to list.

Fresh squid from Sri Lanka of the following forms is offered to your country:
• Loligo squid rings, freshly frozen
• Reef squid tails, freshly frozen
• Reef squid fillets freshly frozen

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