Caviar is a highly priced delicacy filled with a variety of essential minerals & nutrients. Explore the article to know the health benefits of eating caviar & its nutritional value.

Benefits Of Caviar

Caviar is a wonderful appetizer, garnish and spread which is prepared after sieving and salting a fish known as roe. A grainy textured fish, caviar is extremely perishable and should be stored as soon as the fish lays eggs. Caviar has a luscious taste and has a consistency that is similar to that of a butter which melts in the mouth. The fish roe for the caviar is obtained from the Caspian Sea which is surrounded by Iran and Russia. Caviar is available worldwide in three varieties namely- beluga, osetra and sevruga. Caviar is a storehouse of many nutrients in the body like selenium, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Read on to know more about the health benefits of Caviar and explore its nutritional value as well.
 
Nutritional Value Of Caviar
 
Amount of Caviar:115 g (1 cup)
 
Nutrients
Amount
Water
7.6 g
Ash
1 g
Protein
3.9 g
Fats
 
Total Fat
2.9g
Saturated Fat
0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.2 g
Calories
 
Total Calories
169 KJ
From Carbohydrate
1.7 KJ
From Fat
108 KJ
From Protein
58.6 KJ
Fatty Acids
 
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
1086 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
13 mg
Carbohydrates
 
Total Carbohydrates
0.6 g
Vitamins
 
Vitamin A IU
145 IU
Vitamin A (retinol activity equiv)
43.4 mcg
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.3 mg
Riboflavin
0.1 mcg
Vitamin B6
0.1 mcg
Folate
8 mcg
Vitamin K
0.1 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents
8 mcg
Vitamin D
37.1 IU
Pantothenic Acid
0.6 mg
Choline
78.6 mg
Vitamin B12
3.2 mcg
Minerals
 
Calcium
44 mg
Iron
1.9 mg
Magnesium
48 mg
Phosphorus
57 mg
Potassium
29 mg
Zinc
0.2 mg
Sodium
240 mg
Selenium
10.5 mcg
 
 
Nutritional & Health Benefits Of Eating Caviar 
  • Caviar is an excellent source of vitamin A which is required by the body for maintaining healthy skin and promotes growth, bone development and vision.
  • Since caviar lacks trans fats and carbohydrates, it is extremely healthy and set itself apart from the other food in the modern diet.
  • The potassium and magnesium content in caviar is in fairly good amount which helps the body in process of regulating heart function, maintaining healthy blood pressure and other body processes.
  • The omega 3 fatty acid in caviar helps in lowering the risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer and provides a shield against heart attack and stroke.
  • The good amount of Vitamin D present in caviar helps the body in the formation of blood teeth and bones.
  • Caviar is recommended to patients recovering from surgery and chemotherapy as it is an excellent source of hemoglobin content. 
Consumption & Storage Tips 
  • Unopened caviar can be kept fresh for 18 months from date of production when strictly stored at a temperature below zero degree Celsius.
  • The opened can will vary in freshness and should be stored in refrigerator but not in the freezer.
  • It should be consumed in small amounts.
  • Never eat the caviar in silver utensil as it alters the taste of caviar. In addition, other spices and herbs should not be added to the caviar. 
Caution  
  • Since caviar is high on sodium, people on low sodium diet should stay away from caviar.





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