Fresh Gold Uni (California) 100g Tray
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The highest quality uni you can find on the market is gold uni (A Grade). Bursting with sweet, ocean-fresh flavor, gold uni boasts the brightest yellow/orange color and a slightly firmer mouthfeel than premium uni. Sushi aficionados agree that uni is an essential part of any sushi experience, and gold uni sushi is as good as it gets!
Note: Availability of gold uni is extremely limited. The gold uni you receive may originate from Southern California or Baja California. It is the same species and harvested from nearly the same body of water. For maximum enjoyment, consume within 3-5 days upon delivery. Slight variations in color and texture may occur within the same package.
Did You Know?
Uni has long been considered a delicacy in Japan and sushi bars worldwide because of its sweet flavor and succulent texture that melts in your mouth. In some cultures, it's even considered an aphrodisiac. Our uni is world famous, having been featured by numerous media, including Vogue, the LA Times, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Wolfgang Puck's cooking show. It’s safe to say it’s what put Catalina Offshore Products on the map!
From responsibly managed fisheries in California and Baja California we receive the sea urchin species, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus. These urchins range in color from dark blackish purple to red in color and average 1lb each. They are harvested by divers who use hand held rakes and nets. Inside every one of these sea urchins is the prize: bright orange to pale yellow "tongues" of uni. Commonly referred to as roe, these soft golden tongues are actually the urchin's reproductive organs.
Gold (A-Grade): Bright gold, yellow or orange color. Creamy yet firm texture. Fresh ocean scent and ocean-sweet taste. Uni pieces are large and complete intact. This is exceptionally high-grade uni for use in top-quality sushi.
Premium (B-Grade): Gold, yellow or orange color but less brilliant than A-Grade. Creamy yet firm texture. Uni pieces are smaller but primarily intact. Fresh ocean scent and ocean-sweet taste. Used for sushi and other dishes as the featured item.
Vana (C-Grade): Dark yellow or orange or even tending toward brown in color. Melty texture and slightly nutty flavor. Uni sections may be intact but are mostly broken pieces. Typically shipped frozen. Due to its ultra-soft consistency, vana is typically used in dishes where it is mixed with other ingredients, such as soups and sauces.