Salmon roe is one of the most nutritious foods on earth. Bright in color, attractive to the palate, rich in protein and very high in omega-3, vitamin D and especially B12, has a lot to offer!
Per 100g, salmon roe provides you with:
- Vitamin B12: 20 mcg (333% DV)
- Vitamin D: 232 IU (58% DV)
- Choline: 247,5 mg (45% DV)
- Vitamin B5: 3,5 mg (35% DV)
- Vitamin B2: 0,36 mg (21.2% DV)
- Among Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin A, B1, B3 and K!
The same 100g salmon roe provides you with:
- 93,6% DV of Selenium,
- 75% DV Magnesium,
- 66% DV of Iron,
- 62,5% DV Sodium,
- 39% DV Phosphorus
As well as calcium, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.
The striking orange colour is due to an antioxidant called ‘’astaxanthin’’ also present in other seafood (lobster, salmon, shrimp).
Astaxanthin is what gives your skin more resistance when exposed to UV, seems to protect the liver and fights off oxidative stress (meaning: cell and tissue damage).
Salmon roe also contains a substantial amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), making it the best option as a source of omega 3.
Omega 3 and its consumption is known to improve male fertility: low DHA levels = low sperm quality. Fertile men present high levels of omega 3 in both blood and sperm! Omega-3-rich foods are found to improve sperm structure, shape, and fluidity, which may help sperm bind more easily to eggs and increase fertility.
Salmon roe is NOT ‘’caviar’’. Caviar is only fish roe from the family of sturgeon fish.