Sea Urchin Roe, more commonly called Uni, is actually not roe at all. It is the organs that produce the roe. Five strips of uni are nestled within the spiny structure of the urchin. It is a yellowish or orange color with a soft, buttery texture that melts in your mouth. The taste can vary depending upon the area it is harvested from and the season. The uni roe is carefully collected from the spiny body cavity and water packed in 150g trays to prevent breakage of the fragile pieces.
Sea urchin roe is a delicacy and considered to be an aphrodisiac by the Japanese. It is also rich in protein, fiber, Vitamin C, A &E, iodine, and calcium.