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Isle-raised abalone a tender, flavorful and pricey delicacy

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 11, 2012

~~<p>Abalone is not the first item we think of when we think of seafood. But it is one of those delicacies worth savoring, and it is a food grown in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Big Island Abalone Corp. on Hawaii island raises abalone in land-based tanks at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii at Keahole, just south of Kona Airport. Big Island Abalone relies on the nutrient-rich, cold water pumped from 3,000 feet below the surface for growing the Ezo species of abalone and the kelp (seaweed) on which the abalone feed. The sun-drenched Kona Coast provides optimum growing conditions for both.</p>
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Abalone is not the first item we think of when we think of seafood. But it is one of those delicacies worth savoring, and it is a food grown in Hawaii.

Big Island Abalone Corp. on Hawaii island raises abalone in land-based tanks at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii at Keahole, just south of Kona Airport. Big Island Abalone relies on the nutrient-rich, cold water pumped from 3,000 feet below the surface for growing the Ezo species of abalone and the kelp (seaweed) on which the abalone feed. The sun-drenched Kona Coast provides optimum growing conditions for both. Login for more...



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