Nutritional benefits of Australian Wild Abalone®
There are ten reasons why Australian Wild Abalone® is healthy to eat:
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a good source of 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.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a good source of 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.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a good source of Iodine. Iodine is an integral part of the thyroid hormone and helps the 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 (WHO), which has recently declared that 50 countries are known to have the deficiency.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a source of 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.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a source of Iron. 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 sub groups (menstruating women, pregnant women, teenagers) as well as athletes, babies and toddlers.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a source of Vitamin E – a fat-soluble vitamin, mainly found in fats and oils, fish, some vegetables, and in the fat of meat and poultry. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, thereby protecting the membrane of polyunsaturated fatty acids from free radical damage.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a source of Magnesium. 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.
- Australian Wild Abalone® is a source of Selenium, which is an antioxidant and assists in the activity of the thyroid hormone. Selenium is also beneficial for the immune system.
- 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.
- Australian Wild Abalone® contains zero Trans fat – Health authorities recommend a diet low in trans fat, as consumption of trans fat may increase the risk of heart disease.
This nutritional information about Australian Wild Abalone® was sourced from the “Australian Seafood Compositional Profile Study” which was conducted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute on behalf of the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre.