Beluga Caviar

Beluga Caviar

Caviar is the processed, salted roe of various species of fish, most notably sturgeon. It is commercially marketed throughout the world as a delicacy and is eaten principally as a garnish or spread, as with hors d’oeuvres.

Today the best caviar comes from sturgeon fished from the Caspian Sea by Iran and Russia.

Beluga caviar consists of the roe (or eggs) of the Beluga sturgeon found only in the Caspian Sea. This fish is currently considered to be endangered, or at least depleted in numbers. Beluga is also the most expensive of caviars.

As with most caviars, Beluga is usually handled with a spoon made of mother of pearl, bone, or other non-metallic material, as metal utensils tend to impart an unwelcome metallic taste to the delicate and expensive roe.

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