Sea Pineapple (Sea Squirt)

Representative of the early Summer Sea
An abundant of a tasty delicacy that Miyagi takes pride in

Referred to as the Sea Pineapple, it is the taste of early Summer. It has a distinctive appearance and once removed from its shelling the soft meat is put in a special vinegar. The Sea Pineapple caught in early Summer has a higher glycogen content, a thicker body and a stronger sweet and savory taste, compared to those in Winter. In 2014, three years after the earthquake, the Sea Squirts were once again harvested and shipped early in Summer, during the season when the Wisteria flowers bloom.

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Seasonality In season
Eating raw
In season
Eating raw
In season
Eating raw
In season
Eating raw

Information provided by Foodkingdom Miyagi http://foodkingdom-miyagi.jp

LocationMiyagi prefecture, Ishinomaki・Onnagawa・Minamisanriku

Posted in Miyagi prefecture, Seafood.