Fish eggs, particularly salmon roe, are very rich in nutrients.

Salmon roe has the highest level of omega 3 of any other food.  The omega 3 fats (EPA and DHA) in one ounce of salmon roe equate to 1800 mg.  This is 3.5 times the amount in salmon (from the highest omega 3 species).

In addition to being rich in brain fats, salmon roe is rich in antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins including high levels of vitamins C, D and E, thiamine, folate, vitamin B12 and selenium.  Fish eggs are also high in protein, with one ounce of salmon roe containing 6 grams of protein.  It is also a good source of cholesterol for those children who are allergic to chicken eggs.

Salmon roe (and other fish eggs for that matter) are great for brain development in children, fertility, and good health.

Weston A. Price a nutrition researcher in the 1930s and 40s who studied the diets of native cultures said about salmon and other fish eggs, “The eggs of the salmon are dried and stored as an important item of nutrition for both children and adults. They are also used to increase the fertility of the women. From a chemical standpoint they are one of the most nutritious foods I have found anywhere” and “In many of the primitive tribes living by the sea we found emphasis on the value of fish eggs.”

Salmon roe is delicious.  It is cured in salt; therefore, tasting like little salty peas that burst in your mouth.

Salmon roe is a great first food for babies.  My baby loved (and still does) picking up the little pea-sized sticky eggs and popping them in her mouth.  While their a toddler favorite, don’t forget to try them with your big kids too! You might be surprised, even some picky eaters enjoy them.

If you’ve never done it before, try salmon roe.  Eat them plain, or add them on top of some rice or a deviled egg.

You can get salmon roe (as “salmon caviar”) at Vital Choice Seafood, a company dedicated to the highest quality and sustainability.  Save 10% on your order through November 30st, 2011 by using the coupon code: hope10.