Keto summer recipes anyone? how about not turning on the stove or your oven at all? Wonderful, right?! Well, if you are preparing a nice meal with seafood, you might as well prepare a nice starter or appetiser to impress your guests or family. In fact, this particular recipe will give you an extra boost in precious nutrients that can be found in seafood!
Why we should eat more fish roe?
This Keto summer adventure wouldn’t be so exciting if it didn’t offer only the top nutrients from the kingdom of mighty Poseidon.
Micronutrients are important
A single serving of fish roe provides you with 133% of your daily need for precious vitamin B12. As we already know, this vitamin is vital for many bodily functions including heart health. You’ll also benefit from 79 milligrammes of choline! Choline promotes healthful fat and cholesterol transportation and it’s crucial for
Methionine and choline regulate the metabolic phenotype of a Ketogenic diet – A study you can read here
How about some extra magnesium? (48 milligrammes) And now we come to a precious mineral needed for healthy thyroid function – selenium! Fish roe, as many other sources from the sea world, is rich in this precious mineral!
What about Carbs?
The quantity of carbs in fish roe differs by species, however, fish roe is always low in carbs. In average, 1 tablespoon offers 1g of carbs. Interestingly, one tablespoon of herring roe has zero carbs! There is no notable fibre and no sugar in fish roe.
The measured glycemic load of fish roe is, guess what – zero. You can read more about Glycemic load and glycemic index importance in this article.
Keto Summer herb – glorious fresh Basil
Did you know, basil has been cultivated for at least 5,000! years! Predominantly it was used for its therapeutic properties. This Mediterranean kitchen favourite is a potent antioxidant. It’s rich in polyphenolic flavonoids which protect us from free radicals.
As a great source of magnesium, basil improves blood flow. It’s also a decent source of Vitamin A and has some powerful analgesic effect. Similar to Aspirin or ibuprofen!
Have a headache?
Who needs pills when you have fresh basil in your kitchen!