Red caviar for children: delicious and healthy!Today is Children's Day celebrated in Germany. Due to the historical reasons Germans celebrate Children's Day twice a year – on June, 1 and September, 20.
On this day all social services in Germany, from teachers to the press, try to raise parents’ and society’s awareness of children’s interests and needs.
We have also decided to get involved by including this topic to our blog. Let’s discuss the health benefits that children get from the products provided by our online shop IKRiNKA.DE.
Red caviar is the roe of salmon fish species (chum salmon, pink salmon and trout). It tastes delicious and has a nice sunny colour. Caviar brings children a number of benefits, however, it is important to be careful with its consumption and not to overdo it. So how to maximize the benefit from the product and at what age should you add red caviar to the menu of your kid? Let's figure it out.
From what age can you give red caviar to children?Firstly, let’s look at the composition of red caviar to find out what essential elements of the child’s vitamin diet it contains. Protein. 30% of salmon caviar is protein saturated with amino acids which are essential for a growing body of a child.
Iodine. Having marine origin, red caviar contains iodine which is an important nutrient for a child’s body. Iodine regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. The main task of the thyroid gland is to regulate metabolism and energy exchange. Iodine is also needed for the healthy functioning of the child's brain and nervous system.
Keep in mind that:
- Children under 6 years should receive 90 mg of iodine per day.
- Children from 6 to 12 years old – 120 mg of iodine per day.
- Children over 12 years old – 150 mg of iodine.
This is how much iron children need according to their age:
- up to one year – 7 mg per day;
- 1-3 years – 8 mg per day;
- 4-6 years old – 8 mg per day;
- 7-10 years old – 10 mg per day;
- 11-13 years old – 15 mg per day;
- 14-17 years old – 15 mg per day.
How to safely feed children with caviarWithout any doubt, red caviar is a unique product that can become a healthy addition to any diet of your child. In any case the following issues should be taken into account:
- Be careful when you give salmon caviar to children under 3 years old. Pediatricians advise adding the product to the diet in small quantities (not more than several roe) when the child reaches 2 years old.
- After the child tries caviar for the first time, carefully look for redness on the skin to make sure that there are no allergic reactions. Although caviar is not an allergen itself, some preservatives, which are added for better storage of the product, can cause allergic reactions in the body.
- Carefully read product contents information on the label while buying caviar. Caviar and salt (as, for example, in our GreenLine caviar without preservatives) are the ideal contents that will give maximum benefits without causing any harm to the child's body.
- To avoid unnecessary pressure on a child's kidneys, choose “malossol” caviar. It should contain not more than 4% of salt.
Red caviar is healthy, tasty and festive. Choose only a high-quality product to make sure that your child is getting the best.
What makes you sure about the quality of red caviar from IKRiNKA.DE shop?Our caviar is produced in Germany from wild-caught salmon fish that live in the ecologically clean environment of Alaska and Kamchatka.
The online-shop IKRiNKA offers a wide range of salmon and sturgeon caviar, as well as exclusive in Germany fish delicacies from Kamchatka. High quality and safety of production is guaranteed by IFS-certification (International Food Standard).
When you prepare dishes for your children, it is a good idea to make them not only tasty, but also good looking. Why not make beautiful canapés, fish-shaped sandwiches or a fried egg decorated with caviar roe? We are sure, you know exactly how to attract your kids not only with ingredients, but also with an creative serving of a dish.