Salmon Roe: A Healthy Decadent Snack
When you think about caviar, what comes to your mind? Black caviar? Are expensive fish eggs reserved for special occasions? Red caviar or salmon roe is a delicious, healthy snack that can be enjoyed daily.
Caviar Is Good for You
Yes! Caviar, also known as eggs or roe from salmon or Sturgeon, is a healthy and sustainable superfood.
Nutrition facts: Caviar has about a gram per spoonful of omega-3 fatty acid. It is also a rich source of calcium and phosphorous, as well as several B vitamins, and amino acids.
What is Omega 3?
Long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are also known as long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Because the human body can’t make them, they are essential fatty acids and must be consumed as part of a healthy diet.
Consuming just one gram of caviar per day can help you maintain optimal heart health. These fatty acids can reduce blood clotting risk, and lower your chances of having a stroke, heart attack, or damage to your arteries. This egg is approved by the American Heart Association.
What Is Omega 3 Dha/EPA? Why Should I Care?
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an essential omega-3 fatty acid. DHA promotes brain health and development by crossing the blood-brain border via passive diffusion or active transportation. As we age, passive diffusion decreases. DHA is a phospholipid form that is abundant in salmon-roe. This active transport method delivers DHA to the brain, bypassing passive diffusion.
What Are Some Foods Rich in Omega 3?
Salmon roe may be the solution for you if you’re interested in Omega-3 benefits but don’t like the taste or smell of salmon, mackerel, or salmon.
Salmon roe, which naturally contains Omega 3, is also available to supplement those who have been taking Omega-3 supplements.
What Makes Caviar the Best Source of Omega 3?
Salmon roe is the best source of Omega 3 DHA fatty acids in phospholipid form. Journal of Molecular Sciences reports that fish roe has between 40 and 70 % DHA in phospholipid forms, compared with fish that only have 1-3 % DHA in phospholipid. Animal studies have shown that DHA in the phospholipid form may be more effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier than DHA from other forms. Salmon roe can also be Keto Friendly, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low Carb, Organic, Non-GMO, and Sustainably Sourced.
This article was written by the owner of Cap’s Steamer Bar & Grille. Cap’s is a restaurant in Downtown St. Petersburg that serves Florida Seafood with a Bahamian Influence. Cap’s Steamer Bar & Grill is St.Pete’s destination for the freshest seafood featuring a stunning Raw Bar, table-side steamer bar, and gourmet comfort classics with a modern Americana flare.