Sea Cucumber is a marine animal with leathery skin and elongated body. The Icelandic one called Brimbútur is black and shiny. He is rather short and fat. The Sea cucumber has been harvested for centuries in Southeast Asia. It is considered a delicatessen there with some healing powers Often called ”Sea Ginseng” and has an reputation as an aphrodisiac!

1) More micronutrients have been measured in sea cucumber which has been processed for sugars, and they found high levels of Cadmium (CD).  This has not been measured in lyophilized Sea Cucumber.
糖干海参被检测出更多的营养素,包括高浓度的镉(CD), 但是镉没有在冻干海参中被发现。
2) This outcome were only measured in one sample.  The amount of the ingredients could vary compared to the type of processing, fishing grounds and season of the fishing.

August 2014, WSG