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Most octopus has been frozen and thawed. It should be free of any off odor.


The two species found in U.S. waters, the Atlantic Octopus vulgaris and Pacific Octopus dofleini, are quite similar. Octopus is sold fresh or frozen, whole (clean and debeaked) or as Octopus legs, and raw or cooked.

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