A common misconception is that Octopus meat tastes a lot like Squid. An Octopus, when cooked properly, has a meaty texture similar to scallops but somewhat chewy. It has a mild, luxurious flavour quite reminiscent of the sea. The taste often depends on the style of cooking and the size of the Octopus. From char-grilled to salad, many recipes accentuate the rich taste and tender texture of this sea member. Being lean seafood, the Octopus is low in calories and is a great item to include in your diet for extra proteins minus the fat. It is even a great source of Calcium, Selenium, Omega-3, Phosphorus and several vitamins. Studies suggest that it boosts the immune system and aids in brain development for kids. What more can you ask for!