The texture and flavour of the octopus will depend on the method of preparing it. The octopus can be combined with almost any other food -legumes, vegetables, other sea-foods- but it will always remain an appetizing and nutritious meal, as well as maintain the final value that distinguishes it as one of the healthiest and most effective foods in the animal kingdom. However, you should avoid frying octopus or expose it for a long time to very high temperatures by using poor quality trans fatty oils.
You should also take into account that dried octopus can contain up to three times more salt than the same amount of fresh cooked octopus. Never forget that canned octopus is usually accompanied by oil, which increases the amount of calories. Try to always choose cooked, boiled or grilled octopus instead of fried.
The very high percentage of selenium and vitamin B12, which are fundamental micronutrients for general health, vitality, good sexual functioning and muscle development, make octopus an essential food for the formation of red blood cells, fight against free radicals and DNA synthesis. The kind of nutrients we find in octopus may prove to be a very suitable natural way to combat inflammation and protect against diseases and ailments of the cardiac system. Don’t forget to regularly consume this food, as few can match it in terms of healthy properties.