Just see how enthusiastically customers look at shelves with red caviar and other fish delicacies in stores. And so it reads in their eyes: “If only now you could sweep all this magnificence into your cart!”. And with a proportional delight of bewilderment, they glance at those who quietly put modest jars of pike caviar in baskets.
From the royal feast directly to your kitchen
It is now pike roe is considered a product of less “noble” origin than red and black. And in tsarist Russia, it cost insanely expensive and was available only to the monarchs, the richest nobles and merchants. Due to its delicate taste and high nutritional properties, the most beautiful amber pike caviar at that time firmly established itself in a group of delicacies, not inferior in salmon caviar in popularity.
Composition and caloric content
The composition of pike caviar - easily digestible protein, which is perceived by the human body almost 100%. As well as impressive dosages of vitamins E, A, B9, polyunsaturated fatty acids and essential amino acids. In terms of iodine, phosphorus, potassium and calcium content, pike caviar significantly exceeds other species. At the same time its caloric content is relatively low: about 85-87 kcal per 100 g
Useful properties of pike caviar
- Strengthens the immune system;
- beneficial effect on the circulatory system;
- reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases;
- increases hemoglobin level;
- normalizes blood pressure;
- improves visual acuity;
- compensates for the deficiency of essential minerals and vitamins;
- is a recognized aphrodisiac, contributes to the restoration of sexual dysfunction;
- protects the nervous system, helps to get rid of the effects of stress.
Pike caviar is very useful for skin. It makes it elastic, accelerates regeneration. In cosmetology, this has long been massively used, among other salon procedures, offering masks and wraps with caviar to wealthy clients. However, if the effectiveness of external use of caviar leaves some doubts, ingestion does not exactly have them. Anyone who follows the youthfulness and freshness of the skin, it is enough to use 3-4 servings of pike caviar weekly.
A balanced composition makes pike spawn a valuable product for solving many health problems. It helps to maintain the health of the thyroid gland, speeds up the metabolism, eliminates chronic fatigue syndrome and vitamin D deficiency, the most important vitamin for the full development and functioning of the bone apparatus. In addition, regular consumption of pike caviar during the winter cold season will protect against unpleasant catarrhal diseases, will serve as an excellent immunomodulatory agent, fill with energy.
Who is pike caviar contraindicated?
Contraindications in pike caviar, in fact, a little. It is forbidden to give children up to three years and to use people with individual intolerance. With some caution, pike calf should be treated to pregnant women and those who have problems with the genitourinary system and the kidneys.