Squid ink, also known as cuttlefish ink, is a dark ink produced by squid.
It serves as a defense mechanism, helping the animal escape from predators by obscuring their view. The ink contains many compounds, the main compound is melanin, which is the pigment responsible for the ink’s dark color. Today, it’s mainly used as in pasta, rice, and sauces in many Japanese and Mediterranean dishes due to its unique dark color and rich, savory flavor which is close to the flavor of fresh sea fish with some umami hints.
Country of Origin: Sardinia, Italy
Storage: store at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Once opened, keep refrigerated, and use within 20 days.
Weight: 500g per jar