I've looked at a variety of different sources, and I'm going to share the results of my research with you all:
Health Factor: seal meat is rich in protein (lots and lots of protein,) calcium, iron, magnesium and Vitamin B-12 (foodists.ca)
Taste Factor: "tender as butter" "It's like beef with a side of controversy" (thestar.com) "gamey" "reminiscent of caribou or venison" "silky smooth" "flavor familiar of the ocean" (foodist.ca) "somewhat briny flavor" "It was spectacular!" (foodrepublic.com)
-Chefs and eaters who have tried seal usually enjoy it. (They usually have had salt, spices, and sauces to boost the flavor.)
- Yet, the overwhelming majority of people maintain that seals are just too cute to eat- and it's still illegal in many places.
Now we can feel even closer to Albanov and his gang when we picture them hunkering down in the snow with a big 'ol plate of blubber!