Ikura is almost always served raw but is often marinated in soy sauce or other seasonings. One of the pleasures of eating Ikura is the feeling of the eggs as they burst in your mouth, and this would be ruined if they were to be cooked.
Ikura has a fairly mild fishy flavor. Its texture, however, is what makes it interesting to eat. Each egg is like a miniature water balloon that bursts in your mouth with flavor as you bite it.
Just like fish, Ikura is filled with Omega 3 fatty acids, which supports overall health through the entire body, including regulating inflammatory and immune pathways and helping healthy cell growth and development. Ikura is also filled with Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits.