Salmon Caviar consists of the roe of the Keta Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), also known as the Alaska Chum Salmon or the Dog Salmon. The Keta Salmon gets its name from the Chinook word tzum, which means spotted or marked. When the adults are near spawning, they have purple markings near their caudal fin. They otherwise have a silvery blue-green colour. Keta Salmon have been known to travel more than 3,000 km up the Yukon River to spawn. The female can lay up to 4,000 eggs. Keta Salmon mature by 5 years of age, and live for around 7 years. They weigh, on average, between 6 and 17 lbs.
Keta Salmon Caviar has extra-large, firm grains, with a bright, red-orange colour and a sweet, refreshing flavour. This caviar is very high on lean protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. High grade Keta Salmon Caviar can have a bead diameter larger than 5 mm, has a longer shelf life than many other caviars. This type of caviar can be suitable for freezing if done correctly. Get next day delivery to most major cities across Canada when you order samon roe online or by phone at 1 800 886 5067 .