Wild Alaska pollock roe is a powerhouse of quality nutrients and a delicious nutritional supplement. Only 15 g (one serving) of Alaska pollock roe contains:
• 3.3 g Calcium (254% DV)
• 1.7 mcg Vitamin B12 (71% DV)
• 3.35 g Protein (6.7% DV)
• 350 mg Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Just to compare, to get the same amount of Omega 3 Fatty Acids you should eat 100 g of Alaska pollock, 200 g of Pacific cod or more than 1 kg of pangasius! Omega-3 fatty acids, primarily DHA and EPA, the most beneficial and readily usable by the body.
Benefits of DHA & EPA Omega 3s:
• Improved heart health
• Improved brain function
• Vital nutrient for growth and development of prenatal babies and infants.
Wild Alaska pollock roe enriches the dishes with vitamins and nutrients. You can prepare open sandwiches with butter and Alaska pollock, fill the tartlets with it, mix it with cream cheese or blend it with butter and onion, add pollock roe to salads and deviled eggs, eat with pancakes and do pâté. Many ingredients go well with pasta, of course, but salted and seasoned pollock roe bring something different to this entree, especially when flavored with butter, soy sauce or cream sauce.
Wild Alaska Pollock Roe is a popular culinary ingredient in Korean and Japanese cuisines, and is also widely used in sushi restaurants. It is even given as a present, in a special gift wrap. Both salted Pollock roe (Tarako) and seasoned roe (Mentaiko) are traditional breakfast items. The roe is frequently placed on top of a bowl or rice and enjoyed with vegetable side dishes and miso soup. Both Tarako and Mentaiko are used in rice ball Onigiri, which mixes the roe into a ball of rice that is covered with a layer of dried seaweed. Pollock roe isn’t just for restaurants. Home cooks often fire up the grill to extract an even richer taste from salted pollock roe.
Wild Alaska pollock
Alaska Pollock lives a wild existence and eats a natural diet. In other words, it is a completely natural product. It’s also a healthy one: Alaska Pollock is high in protein, low in fat, carbohydrates and cholesterol, and an excellent source of protein and minerals.
The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regularly tests Alaska seafood for the presence of environmental toxins, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals, such as mercury. In all tests, Alaska pollock received a clean bill of health, with extremely low amounts of contaminants – well below the levels of concern set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Alaska public health officials recommend unrestricted consumption of Alaska pollock for everyone, including pregnant and nursing women and young children.
The Alaska pollock fishery is the largest sustainable fishery in the United States.
It is certified under two independent certification standards for sustainable fisheries: