March 13, 2010

Fish Eggs At El Palacio De Los Jugos, Miami

fish eggs with lime

I went to El Palacio de los Jugos the other day and found what they called "huevos de parco." I had to ask the lady behind the counter to say it twice because I couldn't understand what she was saying as she said it so fast, sort of like "you don't know what that is?"

I have never tried this before and so I thought to myself, what the heck I'll try one ($2 a piece). And everyone around me was saying; this is so good for you, try it. Oh boy, no, this is not for me. Tiny fish eggs are found inside and the whole thing is fried! It tasted like I was eating salty worms. I couldn't keep the bite in my mouth for a second, I had to spit it out - fast.

I went ahead and did a little research and yes, in fact, this is very good for you!

Fish eggs, the best source of Omega-3

Cientists of Almeria University confirmed that eggs of marine species are the best source of omega-3 acid, which is essential for the body, especially the tuna, mackerel, squids, cuttlefish, lumpus, hake and salmon.

The investigators analyzed the eggs of 15 marine species and found out that all of them have great concentration of fatty acid. The results of the investigation have been published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.

The investigation focused on the two different types of omega-3, eicosapentaenoic acids (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) and discovered that more than 30% of fatty acids on those species were of this type. The studies concluded stating that a minimum consumption of fish eggs is enough to cover the body need of omega-3. The lack of this acid is related to cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, depression, diabetes and lack of development in the nerve and reproductive systems, as well as inflammatory disorders like Crohn disease.

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