Caviar and Health

Caviar as a hangover remedy and love potion

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Caviar and health

For those watching their cholesterol and salt intake, caviar should be reserved as a rare treat as it is high on both counts. On the other hand, caviar is a rich source of vitamins A and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids which some researchers say can aid in deterring depression.

Caviar is touted as a hangover remedy due to its high content of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter believed to play a key role in memory retention) which lines the stomach and increases the body's tolerance to alcohol.



Arginine, a vascular dilator in caviar, helps increase bloodflow, thus the claim as an aphrodisiac. Surprisingly, airlines purchase about fifty percent of the world's caviar to serve to their first-class passengers.

Things that make you go hmmmm...

More about Caviar:

What is caviar? FAQ
Caviar History
How to identify real caviar
Caviar Varieties and Terms

Caviar Etiquette and Utensils


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Cookbooks

Caviar: The Definitive Guide
The World of Caviar
Champagne and Caviar
The New York Times Seafood Cookbook