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Roe is rich in nutrients. It contains high amounts of vitamins, for example vitamin B12, D, E and niacin. It has also a considerable amount of the mineral iodine.
Roe of lobster and other crustaceans as well as the coral coloured egg-sack of scallops is called corail.
White or soft roe has nothing to do with real roe but is the seminal fluid or milt of fish. Herring milt is for example used in Russian cuisine.