Alaskan Salmon Roe: Perfect Smart Sensuality Food

via Flickr’s Kohel314Eating ikura or salmon roe for dessert in Japanese restaurants is good for body and sensual spirit.

Go ahead and eat salmon roe as your main course. Without knowing that roe of hake, lumpsucker and salmon is the best dietary source of Omega 3, I proposed it as a sexy dessert Irving Penn style, sharing how I finish off a Japanese meal.

Researchers at the University of Almeria (UAL) analyzed the eggs, or roe, of 15 marine animals and found that all contained high levels of the fatty acids essential to the human body.

The results, published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, show that Omega 3 fatty acids are present in all fish roe, but especially in the eggs of Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda), mackerel (Scomber scombrus), squid (Loligo vulgaris), cuttlefish (Sepia sp.), lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus), hake (Merluccius merluccius) and salmon (Salmo salar). via Science Daily

Looking at photos of salmon roe, vitality and life force are written all over these eggs.

The proactive, prevention benefits of omega-3 are associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, depression, diabetes, poor development of the nervous and reproductive systems, and inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease.

Checking my favorite ikura or salmon rose at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, it’s a best choice, wild-caught in Alaska.

Seafood Watch recommend all species of wild-caught salmon as ocean-friendly alternatives to farmed Atlantic salmon. Salmon farms impact the environment in numerous ways – pollution, chemicals, parasites and non-native farmed fish that escape from salmon farms all affect the natural habitat and the native salmon in the surrounding areas.

via Fickr’s RobinB137Committed to the belief that sensuous-looking food is good for us, I’ve gone looking for more photos of salmon roe. I admit that its red color is part of its tantalizing effect on me.

via My Kitchen: Ikura DonEureka! Stopping by, searching for “salmon roe” and expecting to get a scrambled eggs recipe, I’m reminded that you don’t need to make sushi, but can add salmon roe over steamed rice. How easy is this simple pleasure, sinfully delicious dish! Anne