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« on: Monday, 27 January, 2020 @ 22:58:34 »
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Sea Cucumbers: Greece’s Hidden Delicacy Soars in Popularity and Demand

Increasing interest has been reported recently on the islands of Greece’s Dodecanese archipelago in fishing for sea cucumbers, a species which until recently was only harvested for use as bait by European fishermen.

Their nutritional value is very high, while innovative dishes of high export value have begun to be produced using them as their main ingredient. They have long been a popular dish in Chinese and other Asian nations.

Sea cucumbers are considered the “cleaners” of marine ecosystems, feeding on the detritus produced by other marine organisms, which is why they live along sandy sea bottoms.

Apart from their food value, the Chinese also claim that sea cucumbers serve as an excellent aphrodisiac.

For this reason, the enormous Chinese market has expressed great interest in buying huge quantities of this specific species.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/27/sea-cucumbers-greeces-hidden-delicacy-soars-in-popularity-and-demand/



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« Reply #1 on: Monday, 27 January, 2020 @ 23:07:34 »
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Woman dies in Australia Day lamington-eating contest

A woman has died in Australia while taking part in a contest to eat as many lamingtons as possible.

The woman, aged 60, is reported to have had a seizure during the event at a hotel in Hervey Bay, Queensland, to mark Australia Day on Sunday.

Contestants had earlier been filmed speed-eating the lamingtons, a traditional sponge cake covered in chocolate and desiccated coconut.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51259819