The pharaoh cuttlefish is native to at least the western Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf Of all the cuttlefish species in the Persian Gulf, it is the most commonly caught. When hunting at night, it swims up to shallower parts of the sea to feast on a variety of smaller fish, crabs, and occasionally other cuttlefish. The most economically important cuttlefish in the northern Indian Ocean. It is often eaten by humans in these areas. Typically, cuttlefish is consumed as dried, shredded cuttlefish, a popular snack food.

Cuttlefish is a good source of nutrition when eaten in moderation. A 3-ounce serving of this mollusk provides you with 134 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrate, 28 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fat. They contain unsaturated fats, especially omega – fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which play a major role in reducing the risks of heart problems by lowering blood pressure, lowering triglyceride levels, preventing blood clots and blockage of arteries. Cuttlefish is a great source of many vitamins. It consists of many of the health benefitting vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12. It also provides you with significant amounts of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. As mentioned earlier, cuttlefish is likely to have contaminant such as mercury and cadmium and hence it is recommended to limit their consumption to twice a week (5 ounce servings).

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