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Caviar – the Italian way

When you think of caviar and where it comes from, most people invariably note the Caspian Sea favorites- Russia and Iran in the days when sturgeon were wild-caught. When you think of sustainable caviar production (farmed sturgeon), the story changes. The global caviar...

Caviar around the world

The history of caviar began over two hundred million years ago, when sturgeon first started to appear on earth. Since then “caviar” has been fundamentally linked to the fish from which it is extracted, the sturgeon.  There have been numerous accounts of “Caviar” from...

10 fast facts you didn’t know about Caviar

Do you recall the first time you tried caviar? Was it what you expected? There is a lot of hype surrounding this mystic delicacy and it brings about a lot of questions- hopefully this list can help clarify things. Caviar is not as expensive as you think   Of the...

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...

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