What Is Caviar? Why Is It So Expensive? 

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By Luciana Oliveira

Caviar is basically the pickled roe of sturgeon or other large fish. Caviar is directly taken from the fish. In old times caviar was obtained by killing the fish but now due to advancements in technology, caviar is obtained from fish without harming the fish.

Types of caviar

Caviar is one of the dishes which has vast diversity and has many types. Caviar types include Iranian Caviar, Almas Caviar, Iranian Beluga Caviar, Russian Caviar, white sturgeon, Siberian sturgeon, lumpfish 

Caviar is one of the most expensive foods in the world. When a normal person would hear the caviar price, he would be shocked. A whole house can be run with the amount used to buy 1 kilogram of caviar. 

Why is caviar so expensive? Indeed caviar is expensive but it has some specific reasons; 

Caviar is obtained from the sturgeon fish which is one of the most endangered species in the world, so being a product derived from an endangered species makes it expensive. The second reason is, caviar are actually unfertilized eggs of mature fish and a fish takes almost 10 to 15 years to mature.

The 5 most expensive caviars of the world :

1: Struttura Bianco Caviar:

It is the most expensive caviar in the world. Its price is $51541.76 per pound which is very  huge. It is extremely rare and it originated from Siberian Albino Sturgeon which are grown in a self made farm in Austria.

Once eggs are taken out from the fish, they are dried and  a layer of 22 karat edible gold is sprinkled onto it. Suppose if we take 5kg of caviar, after all the procedures the end edible product left will be only 1kg.

2: Iranian Almas Caviar

It is the second most expensive caviar and best caviar in the world. It costs $15648.95 per pound. It originated from Iran and from the albino fish which is present in the  Caspian monarque. If you are in London, UK then you can reach Caspian Monarque for the quality with caviar.

It is very expensive because it is found in the one in 6000 fish. To make a good but simple Persian caviar recipe we need ; 1 small onion, 200 grams of Iranian Caviar, salted crackers , 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 50 grams of coriander and butter is completely up to your choice.

To make the recipe we need to cut onion and coriander finely, then mix caviar with it and add some salty crackers to it if you want. The simple and healthy recipe is ready.

3: Tsar Nicoulai Golden Reserve Caviar:

It is the third most expensive and best Caviar in the world. Its cost is almost $3240 per pound. It originated in America and it is known for its nutty flavor. The easy recipe for Beet Pickled Deviled Egg with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar is:

We need boiled eggs, 1 cup of water, half cup of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 medium beet, caviar

To make it first of all we will have to peel the boiled eggs off, then we will have to cut the beet and slice it into quarters. We have to take a man, then add water, salt, Apple cider vinegar and slices of beet and bring it to boil. Boil them for 5 minutes and then let them cool. After cooling add the boiled eggs, refrigerate them and then cut the eggs into half, add the filling and add the caviar as garnish.

4: Russian volga reserve osetra Caviar:

The origin of this caviar is Russia and it is the fourth most expensive caviar in the world. The rate of this caviar is $3192 per pound.

The usual form of caviar served in Russia is, it is baked in a clay pot and presented with a baked potato and it is also added into pancakes instead of eggs to make them more healthy.

5: Iranian osetra Caviar :

This type of caviar is the world’s fifth most expensive caviar. It was also originally produced in Iran and it is sold at the price of $2842 per pound. To make delicious appetizers with caviar we will need white bread, lemon wedges, caviar, and unsalted butter.

To make it first if all we will have to cut the bread slices into four small pieces, with the brown corners removed. Then add the butter as much as you want on every slice, put caviar on it with a lemon wedge and this is your delicious yet very healthy appetizer.

Many people want to know more about caviar, the taste, and the types for those people https://caspianmonarque.com/ is the best place to visit.

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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.

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