There are ten reasons why NSW Wild Caught Abalone is a delicious, healthy choice

  1. Protein – a nutrient needed by the human body for growth and maintenance. Proteins are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source.
  2. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an Omega 3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of human brain tissue, sperm, testicles and the retina (eye). Dietary DHA may reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing the level of blood triglycerides in humans. DHA has also been found to inhibit growth of human colon cancer cells.
  3. Iodine is an integral part of the thyroid hormones and helps regulate metabolism. Thyroid hormones are required for normal growth and development of tissues such as the central nervous system, and have a broader role in maturation of the body as a whole. The latest research into iodine in newborns has shown that an iodine deficiency can ‘dumb down’ a whole population – insufficient iodine can cut 10 to 15 points from an affected person’s IQ, according to the World Health Organisation, which has recently declared that 50 countries are known to have the deficiency.
  4. Phosphorous. Phosphate helps to protect blood systemic acid/base balance, acts as a temporary store and transport mechanism for energy and helps in activating catalytic proteins. About 85% of the body’s phosphorus is in bone and the remainder is distributed through soft tissues.
  5. Iron is important in transporting oxygen in the blood, which is essential in providing energy for everyday life. Iron deficiency is common, especially in female subgroups (menstruating women, pregnant women, teenagers and athletes) as well as babies and toddlers.
  6. Vitamin E a fat-soluble vitamin mainly found in fats and oils, fish, some vegetables, and the fat of meat and poultry. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, thereby protecting the membrane of polyunsaturated fatty acids from free radical damage.
  7. Magnesium is a mineral and about 50% is found in bone. It is needed for many reactions in the body and helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
  8. Selenium, which acts as an antioxidant and assists in the activity of the thyroid hormones. Selenium is also beneficial for the immune system.
  9. Australian Wild Abalone is very low in Saturated fat. Health authorities recommend a diet low in saturated fat, as consumption of saturated fat may increase the risk of heart disease.
  10. Trans fat – consumption of trans fat may increase the risk of heart disease. Health authorities recommend a diet low in trans fat, as consumption of trans fat may increase the risk of heart disease.