Caviar is the salted and developed eggs, or roe, of the female sturgeon fish. The eggs are usually a pearly greyish-black colour and may vary in size. The delicacy is found all over the world, but often found in the Caspian Sea near Russia and is generally processed both there and in Iran.
Caviar has several varieties, all of which are produced by different species of sturgeon. These distinct Sturgeon make it easier to grade caviar in terms of its exclusivity and cost. It is soft, clear and glossy. Osetra is medium sized and grey/brown color with a nutty flavour. Sevruga is usually smaller in size compared to Osetra and is a bit saltier. Sterlet consists of small golden eggs whixh is why it once harvested exclusively for the enjoyment of royalty. Cheaper caviars are also offered. Including Lumpfish caviar, American caviar, Whitefish caviar, Salmon caviar, Tarama caviar and Trout caviar.
Caviar has numerous health benefits. As an example, it’s rich in Vitamin A, D, Zinc, Potassium and Omega 3 – fatty acids utilized to assist in depression, reduce signs of ageing and boost the immune system. Additionally it is known to cure hangovers due to its high content of acetylcholine. Caviar is also recommended for patients who have undergone chemotherapy or surgery because it is an excellent source of haemoglobin.
Make sure to buy only the Caviar you are going to use as it is an extremely perishable item. Unopened and refrigerated caviar will last for 4-6 weeks while if left exposed and opened it may last for just 3-4 days. For the best possible shelf life, you might want to store it on ice to keep it extra cold. However, it’s not recommended to freeze caviar as it may destroy its delicate texture. Caviar is suggested to be consumed on its own and served cold. Preferred methods of serving comprise its being used to complement toast, potatoes, small pancakes or unsalted crackers.
There are a variety of websites that enable you to buy caviar online. Such websites offer a range of caviars at prices that won’t break the bank, which is particularly useful as it permits you can afford to taste many different types before selecting your favourite that you might later buy at higher prices.