Orange-footed sea cucumbers ( Cucumaria frondosa ) are harvested from the US and Canadian waters of the northwest Atlantic Ocean. They are wild-caught and 100 % natural.
Sea Cucumbers are a high-value delicacy and a traditional part of Chinese and other Southeast Asian cuisines.
Collectively, the various species of sea cucumbers were known as bêche-de-mer in French, bicho do mar in Portuguese, or trepang in Indonesian.
The Orange-footed sea cucumber species, ( Cucumaria frondosa ) is sometimes also called red coral sea cucumbers, due to the redness of its meats. Some Hong Kong caterers market these sea cucumbers as “ Red Coral Clam “ to differentiate it from the Alaskan White-meat Sea Cucumbers. The two species are sometimes served together in the same dish.
The Orange-footed Sea Cucumber fisheries are well regulated in both the USA and Canada and are sustainable. Depending on the fishing zone, the sea cucumbers are landed between mid-January to October. The majority of landings occur during the months of June to September.
Products produced from the orange footed sea cucumbers include:
We also supply bulk sea cucumber powder to companies that further process it for medicinal and nutraceutical applications.
Scientists are just beginning to realize the potential health and medical benefits of orange-footed sea cucumbers. Sea Cucumber extracts have unique components and are being studied for their ability to reduce inflammation, stimulate immune systems and prevent tumor growth.
For further reading:
Sea Cucumbers Metabolites as Potent Anti-Cancer Agents
US National Library of Medicine
Chemopreventive Effects of Frondanol A5, a Cucumaria frondosa Extract, against Rat Colon Carcinogenesis and Inhibition of Human Colon Cancer Cell Growth
American Association for Cancer Research
Medicinal and health benefit effects of functional sea cucumbers
Journal of Traditional and complementary Medicine
Other names: Atlantic Canada Sea Cucumber, Red Coral Sea Cucumber, Orange-footed sea cucumber, Sea Cucumber Guts
Range: Atlantic USA, Canada and Iceland
Product forms: Boiled and Dried.
Wholesale and Export: White mesh bags of 30 kilos ( 66 lbs ) net
Retail: the same dried sea cucumbers are available in 1 lbs retail bags with
text in both English and Chinese
Cartons of 8 x 1 lbs retail bags – ideal for smaller retailers or restaurants
Cardboard Retail Trays of 12 x 1 lbs retail bags – ideal for larger grocery retailers