What Is Masago And The Health Benefits Of It?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What is masago and the health benefits of it?  Masago is considered a healthy fish and some of the nutrient’s facts of this are:

1 ounce of Masago:

  • Calories-40
  • Fat- 2 grams
  • Protein- 6 grams
  • Carbs- less than 1 gram
  • Vitamin C- 7% of the daily value
  • Vitamin E- 10% of the daily value
  • Riboflavin- (B12)- 12% of the daily value
  • Vitamin B12- 47% of the daily value
  • Folate- B9- 6% of the daily value
  • Phosphorus- 11% of the daily value
  • Selenium- 16% of the daily value
What is masago and the health benefits of it? Photo credit: iStock-Iryna Hedz


Masago is high in protein, low in carbs, healthy fats, and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also packed with amino acids such as lysine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine. Leucine and lysine are essential for muscle repair. One of the benefits of eating protein rich foods like masago is it will keep you fuller and prevent you from overeating, The result of this is it will improve weight management and weight loss.


Masago has a great source of vitamin selenium which is a powerful antioxidant in the body to help fight off chronic diseases. Selenium helps to fight off oxidative stress and plays an integral role in thyroid and immune system functions.

Omega 3 Fats

Masago is high in omega 3 fats which helps with regulation of inflammation as well as controlling blood clotting. Omega 3 fats are associated with lower risk of heart attack, heart failure and coronary disease.


Masago is high in sodium, and it is important to know that excess  salt consumption may increase high blood pressure in people that are sensitive to salt.

It is important to know that masago can cause allergic reactions in some people. These include rashes, narrowing of the airways and low blood pressure.  In Japan masago is considered the 6th most common food allergen.

Research studies have shown that masago is low in mercury compared to other fishes. It can be consumed safely by helping to keep mercury exposure at its minimum.

“Masago is high in protein, low in carbs, healthy fats, and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also packed with amino acids such as lysine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine. Leucine and lysine are essential for muscle repair.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is masago, is a healthy fish that is loaded with protein and nutrients like omega 3’s, selenium, and Vitamin B-12. There are a lot of important nutrients in this fish that your body needs to maintain its health.

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