Alaska pollack is a fish that is considered not very high-grade all over the world. But at the same time, it is the fish that is most often caught. And it serves as a source of sufficient protein for very large populations. And in the former Soviet Union, this fish enjoyed great popularity and popularity. And Russia is the world’s largest supplier of this product.
Like any other fish, pollock lays eggs. And this caviar is quite a lot. And we neglect this product negligently, as it is very good in taste, and for nutritional and value qualities this caviar is not inferior to the traditional-luxurious black caviar and the rather popular red caviar.
Nutrition and energy value of pollock roe
So, what is the value of pollock roe?
This low-calorie product, which contains 120-140 kcal per 100 grams, in contrast to other types of caviar. Vitamin-mineral complex of eggs is rich in components. So it contains vitamin A, riboflavin, thiamin, pyridoxine, ascorbic and folic acid, niacin equivalent, and vitamin E. From macro and microelements in pollock roe, you can find calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, sulfur, molybdenum and fluorine. As you can see, just a storehouse of useful and nutrient substances!
The benefits of caviar pollock
Protein contained in salted roe pollock, the body digests without residue, while storing additional fat-soluble vitamins A and B, iron, folic acid and other minerals and organic compounds. Caviar included in the diet, without problems copes with the regulation of the mineral-vitamin balance, helps with hypertension. And, the fish oil contained in it, thanks to polyunsaturated fatty acids, serves the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, supports the body in the work on the restoration of cellular tissues and mucous membranes of various organs. A significant amount of fluoride helps to promote the formation and strengthening of bone tissue and tooth enamel.
Alaska pollock has almost no carbohydrates because of its low calorie content, but it is rich in polyunsaturated fats. This is Omega 3, which our body needs to fight cholesterol. Moreover, Omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids necessarily take part in the formation of the envelopes of nerve cells. Omega 3 has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system. They do not allow the platelets containing in the blood to stick together, which reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, thromboses, etc.
And the content of nicotinic acid, a vitamin PP, is an anti-pellagra factor that prevents the development of dermatitis (skin inflammation), diarrhea (indigestion) and dementia (senile dementia) in humans, expanding our blood vessels. The use of pollock roe allows to avoid these conditions.
Among other things, the consumption of salt pollock roe will be very useful for people with an unbalanced intake of food and exhaustion of the body. It helps pregnant women to enrich the body with trace elements for safe wearing, as well as during breastfeeding. Nutritionists recommend daily consumption of eggs for children and adolescents during their active development and growth, as well as with great physical and mental stress.
Salted Pollock caviar is a dietary enough product, and can be used in therapeutic and prophylactic diets because of its unique composition for improvement of conditions with atherosclerotic changes, anemia, in violation of the mineral-vitamin balance.
In addition, salted roe pollock is useful for those who watch their beauty. The vitamin-mineral complex contained in it helps to improve the condition of the skin, hair, strengthens the nails, helps to restore vision.
How to choose pollock roe in order to benefit
The first rule is to see that the can can not be damaged, without holes, dents, blisters and signs of rust. All these signs can become harbingers of the presence of botulism inside.
The second rule is to study the date of manufacture and the shelf life of the product. It is best if this information is stamped directly on the bank, and not printed on the label, because it allows unfair sellers to change and correct dates for products with expired shelf life. And when the figures are squeezed from below, the risk of forgery is close to zero. By the way, the normal shelf life of pollock roe is about a year.
If you have the opportunity to see not only the packaging but also the contents (for example, in a glass jar or when buying by weight) when you buy caviar, you should pay attention to the consistency of the caviar – whether it is a liquid mushy substance or the grains are well separated from friend. Quality caviar should be dense in consistency, and each egg should be well distinguished.
The fresh pollock roe has a pinkish color. This also needs to be paid attention, because unscrupulous sellers and manufacturers very often deceive the buyer by mixing pink caviar pollock with a more gray cod-cod.
Please note that the presence of preservatives, flavors, thickeners in the composition written on the label should make you suspect. A good and useful caviar of pollock is enough only salt and oil. Sometimes, the allowed preservative E 200 and E 211 are added. Keep in mind that preservatives that can be used additionally can not extend the expiration date of the caviar. Accordingly, this raises many questions to its quality.
How to store pollock roe in order not to harm
Regardless of the way the caviar is packaged, whether it is canned or caviar, store it necessarily in the refrigerator. Many mistresses in vain believe that the usual tin can is enough to store somewhere in a dark cool place, for example, on the shelf of the pantry. Open the same jar can be stored no more than 36 hours in the refrigerator.
Damage to salt pollock roe
The benefits of eating pollock roe are unconditional, but there are some contraindications that we will consider further.
Reasonable consumption of salted roe pollock brings exceptional benefits. But, still, you should not abuse it. Caviar is very nutritious and can significantly affect the increase in body weight. In addition, the ecological situation in the form of constant pollution of water and air with various waste products can not influence fish quality in the best way, because it directly depends on the state of the environment.
Also special cases are possible, such as, for example, intolerance to the organism of individual components contained in caviar, and as a consequence – the manifestation of allergic reactions of varying severity.
Contraindications to the consumption of salmon caviar pollock
Alaska pollock roe, in addition to probable benefits and harm, also has contraindications for introduction to the nutritional diet.
Caviar is not recommended for use:
• with known allergic reactions to seafood;
• for problems associated with elevated cholesterol;
• at a high level of calcium in the body;
• with diseases of the thyroid gland, kidneys and urinary system;
• at high arterial pressure;
• with ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract (due to the high content of sodium in the caviar).
In addition to the above, dosed, with the permission of the doctor, the use of eggs is possible by preschool children.