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Caviar

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Description

This indulgent appetizer ingredient is packed with an array of nutrients including vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.  

Caviar is simply sieved and lightly salted fish roe (eggs). Sturgeon roe is premium and considered the "true" caviar.

The three main types of caviar are beluga, osetra and sevruga. The best (and priciest) is from the beluga sturgeon found in the Caspian Sea. Beluga caviar is valued for its soft, extremely large (pea-size) eggs. It can range in color from pale silver-gray to black. Osetra is medium-sized and gray to brownish. Sevruga is the smaller gray variety. Other popular (and less expensive) varieties include lumpfish caviar (tiny, hard, black eggs), whitefish caviar (also called American Golden ) with its small yellow-gold eggs and salmon or red caviar (medium-size, pale orange to deep red eggs).

Estimated Glycemic Load=0

 

Selecting & Storing

Caviar is highly perishable and must be refrigerated from the time it's taken from the fish to the time it's consumed. Pasteurized caviar has been partially cooked, giving the eggs a slightly different texture. It's less perishable and may not require refrigeration before opening. Pressed caviar is composed of damaged or fragile eggs and may be a combination of several different types of roe. It's treated, salted and pressed, and can't be compared to fresh caviar. Read the label on how to handle the caviar you purchase.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB12
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • Protein
  • VitaminD
  • Riboflavin
Preferences
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)

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Calories: 71

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
5.01 g
Saturated Fat
1.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.07 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
1540 g
ALA
5 mg
EPA
767 mg,
DHA
1064 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
164.64 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.12 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.12 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
6.89 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
253.4 IU
5%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
64.96 IU
16%
Vitamin E
0.53 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
5.6 mcg
93%
Vitamin K
0.17 mg
0%
Folate
14 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.17 mg
10%
Thiamin
0.05 mg
3%
Choline
137.45 mg
25%
Minerals
Calcium
77 mg
8%
Copper
0.03 mg
2%
Iron
3.33 mg
18%
Magnesium
84 mg
21%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
99.68 mg
10%
Potassium
50.68 mg
1%
Selenium
18.34 mcg
26%
Sodium
420 mg
18%
Zinc
0.27 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
181.44 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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