Sevruga Sturgeon Caviar
Sevruga caviar is one of the highest priced varieties of caviar, eclipsed in cost only by the Beluga and Osetra varieties. It is harvested from the Sevruga sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) native to the Caspian Sea, and may be distinguished from its more expensive cousins by the size of the eggs, which are generally smaller.
Sevruga is the smallest of the caviar-producing sturgeons. It can grow as far as 150 lbs. in weight and 7 feet in length. It is native to the Black, Azov, Caspian and Aegean Sea basins.
Because the Stellate sturgeon is the most common and reproduces more quickly, this makes Sevruga caviar the most commonly found of the sturgeon caviars, and the most inexpensive of the three main types of sturgeon caviar ”“ Beluga, Osetra, and Sevruga. It’s calculated that about half the caviar production comes from Sevruga. Sevruga caviar eggs are a pearlescent grey, and smaller in size than other sturgeon. The flavour is more pronounced than other varieties, often described as saltier, but it can vary depending on the origin of the fish.
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