Keta is popular due to its large eggs and tender pink meat.


Keta  Chum salmon - fish of Pacific salmon
 is the most common and widespread type of red fish pass from the family of Pacific salmon. Lives chum in the North Pacific Ocean, off the coast of North America, as well as in the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. The marine life of this period silver color fish feeds on a vast area and a couple of years to reach sexual maturity, embarks on a spawning run into the rivers of northern Primorye, the Kola Peninsula, the USA, Japan and Korea. The river water fish becomes yellowish-brown color, black bars will appear, and it is quite lean meat, flabby and faded.

In fishing chum fishery is very much appreciated, since it can reach a length of one meter, and the weight of it can be up to 14 kg. The annual volume of catches inferior to her except salmon, its main rival.

It chum somehow saved VK Arsenyev, a prominent Russian traveler from starvation. In his book, "On the edge of the Ussuri" he told a story about how they got the boat with provisions in the ice jam and smashed against the rocks. It happened in November, when about mushrooms and berries is not out of the question. Therefore, researchers are constantly tormented by the thought of death by starvation. The spawning chum salmon was just in the middle and somehow companion traveler guide Dersu, found the bear left after the meal of the fish. Together with the traveler are the words: "At bezrybe and cancer - the fish," ate them.

Keta is valuable because of its dietary meat, possessing amazing taste and very tasty close-up red caviar. However, the fish must be able to properly prepare, as in conventional roasting meat is somewhat dryish. The most delicious recipes of cooking fish is baking in foil with vegetables or frying in batter.

In the sale of chum, usually comes in frozen, smoked or salted. From fresh fish make excellent ear and a delicious jelly. Salted salmon must be soaked before use, as it is often overdo that it lasts longer. Next salted salmon served cold as a snack or added to salads.

A separate conversation about the eggs - it is an integral part of the holiday table, which has recently moved from the category of luxury in the category of very affordable delicacy. Chum salmon caviar differs from other varieties of the calf with its bright orange, thick shell and large size.

The composition of chum salmon

100 g of chum contained 74 g of water 2, 5, 6 grams of fat, 1, 2 g ash, 19 g protein; vitamins A, group B, D, C, PP; macronutrients phosphorus, sulfur, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium; trace elements iodine, iron, zinc, manganese, selenium, copper, fluorine.

In addition, fish contains lecithin, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

How many calories in a chum?

When asked how many calories a chum can answer that 100 g of the product of about 126, 4 kcal.

Use chum

Due to the content  Keta frozen
 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the use of lecithin is its chum protivoateroskleroticheskim action. The constant use of the fish prevents the development of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Due to the content of magnesium and potassium use of chum salmon is also a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, and calcium, phosphorus, and a beneficial effect on bone.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine), contained in fish, beneficial effect on the basic brain functions, including memory and improves learning ability. Thiamine also plays a significant role in the tone and the growth of skeletal muscle and activity of the digestive system, protects against the toxic effects of nicotine and alcohol.

The chum salmon eggs contain vitamin A, the body needs to maintain the functions of the nervous system and vision. Vitamin E improves the skin and has a toxic effect. Ascorbic acid strengthens the immune defense of the body, and vitamin D helps to improve bone health. A iron and other minerals are necessary for proper formation of red blood cells and increase in the blood level of hemoglobin.

I would also like to note that the chum has virtually no contraindications to the use, unless the idiosyncrasy of the body.