Several studies carried out and showed that grey mullet roe bottarga is very rich in Omega3 which means rich in good cholesterol. Not like other animals' eggs, grey mullet fish eggs contain a high quantity of Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA), acids that nutritionists consider as important for a balanced diet in the prevention of heart diseases. Research also suggests it has a positive effect against cancer and other health conditions.
Studies have shown that even after being processed (salted and dried) the eggs keep all their nutritional components unchanged. Among the other benefits of bottarga is the improvement of mental and physical fitness. Furthermore, many consider it a powerful aphrodisiac food. Research shows bottarga production by season and total turnover of flathead grey mullet by-products