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Why is Hokkaido Uni So Special?

The island of Hokkaido of course, is where the very best Uni from Japan is harvested. This is because Uni here feed on the Kombu (Kelp), which is a delicacy in its own right, that grows plentifully in the low temperature and nutrient and plankton-rich "Oyashio" water flowing through the island.

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Uni Grading System

Uni Grading System  Like any premium product, Uni pricing is based on its grading. This is especially true for Uni headed to the Uni Auction Market, where auctioneers trade hundreds of Uni every morning. Uni auctioneers determine Uni grading by color and texture, and those closer to having a golden color or more discernible bumps on the surface merit more value.

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