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Sustainable Caviar Production:

Caviar, long considered to be a delicacy around the world; has been traditionally harvested from wild sturgeon caught mainly in the Caspian and Black Seas. It is processed by sieving their egg masses (separating the eggs from the ovaries), and adding salt as a...

Sustainable Caviar: the extraction and production process

Traditionally, caviar has been extracted from dead sturgeon. Fisherman would fish the Caspian and Black Seas during the sturgeon migration season (when female fish migrate upstream to lay their eggs) to fish for mature female sturgeon. Once caught, the fish would be...

Sturgeon as an endangered species

Sturgeon, which comprise some 25 species of fish, are one of the oldest families of fishes in existence. They are valued, around the world for their precious roe; and nearly 85% of sturgeon are at risk of extinction, making them the most threatened group of animals on...

The Health Benefits of Caviar for the Skin

Caviar has been used for medicinal purposes by the Greeks, the Persians, and the Romans, who understood, even a millennium ago, the benefits of caviar not only when consumed, but as a topical agent as well. Caviar is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and...

Caviar Nutrition Facts

Like most foods, caviar when eaten in moderation, has a long list of benefits: Caviar is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and phosphorus.  It contains an array of vitamins B2, B6, B12, C and it is a rich source of Vitamins A and D.  It contains the essential...

Caviar Facts

  It takes around 10-15 years of apprenticeship before caviar makers in Russia are allowed to process caviar on their own. Ancient Persians invented salted caviar, but it was the Russians who first came up with lightly-salted (Malossal) caviar. The only sturgeon...

Tips on shopping for and selecting the right Caviar

  While shopping for your party, purchase the caviar last so that it doesn’t sit in a hot car all day while you are completing other shopping errands. Bring along a container of ice, or request one from the merchant- to keep the caviar chilled during the...

The tricks of the trade to buying caviar.

If you are thinking about serving caviar at your next party, there a few things you should know before you make a purchase to ensure you are getting the best-quality caviar for the money you spend. Here is what you should be asking, prior to your purchase: What type...

Tips on how to serve and store Caviar

Caviar has been enjoyed all throughout history. The ancient Persians heavily salted their caviar in order to preserve the eggs, and it wasn’t until it became popular in Russia, that a lightly-salted version became the custom. The trade off to less salting was that the...

Caviar Glossary of Terms

The following list represents a list of terms to help you better understand the world of caviar.  Acipenseridae: In biology, the Family that includes 26 species of fish, including the sturgeon. American Black Caviar: Also known as Bowfin caviar. American Caviar:...

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