reading I've done has taught me that my high cholesterol can be lowered with every bite of the not-so-pretty seafood. What's even more interesting to me is that I actually like the way they taste. It's gotten to the point that I eat them with almost everything. I mix them in my pasta dishes. I mix them with oatmeal. I mix them with boiled, mashed sweet potatoes. Almost everything. And I like them. I honestly like them! I buy them packed in water only. Then I add olive oil to them, a little garlic pepper salt and cayenne pepper. And did I forget to mention that I like them????