11 Jan Beluga Caviar: One of the most sophisticated and famous caviar
It symbolizes the most traditional, delicious, and sophisticated gastronomy, a highly desired product among gourmets. Beluga Caviar is one of the most exclusive products; if you want to know why we invite you to read this blog.
Among the most select variety of foods, caviar is king. Its etymological origin has its roots in the word “khâvyâr” which means “generator of roe.” The Persians were the first people to consume sturgeon roe regularly. They believed that caviar boosted strength and physical endurance. In classical Greece, it was exported from the territory that today occupies the present Crimea. It was a luxury item demanded and consumed by the elites. The Romans even attributed medicinal and healing properties to caviar.
Centuries later, this exquisite delicacy disappeared from tables during the dark and tortuous years of the Middle Ages. The Russian fishermen who rediscovered it in the 12th century became a simple food and protein source for the punished peasantry for decades.
Pope Julius II, known as “the warrior Pope,” the famous fresco architect in the Sistine Chapel and the great artist Michelangelo, was a great gourmet who revered caviar. He achieved its current rank of exclusivity and excellence by introducing it into royal ceremonies throughout Europe.
In the 17th century, the consumption of sturgeon roe was recognized as something luxurious and opulent. Peter I, a prominent figure in the entire dynasty of the Russian Romanov tsars, became known as one of the caviar fanatics, as he consumed it in enormous quantities.
At present – with the sturgeon on the verge of extinction – beluga caviar appears and has a delicatessen status: one of the most famous, and exclusive caviar. This variety comes from the beluga sturgeon or Huso Huso, which lives in the Caspian Sea, mainly in Iran’s lightly polluted waters.
It is the most sought-after of the types of caviar. It is named after the type of sturgeon it comes from, the Huso Huso or Beluga sturgeon. This fish stands out, especially for its size. And for the size of the eggs, which are the largest that can be obtained. Each dial is smooth in texture and gray in color. This particular sturgeon roe’s flavor is described as sublime, complex, and lingering at the end.
Within this type, there is one that is considered the best caviar in the world. It can exceed 20,000 euros given how rare it is to find it. The so-called Almas, a Russian word that means diamond and is light gray, almost white. A type of albino Beluga sturgeon is obtained, classified as an animal in critical danger of extinction.
The Huso Huso or beluga sturgeon stands out above the rest for its size and longevity. It can reach 5 meters in length, weigh more than 1,000 kilograms, and live up to 150 years. Overfishing, coupled with this species’ slow sexual development, has resulted in it being critically endangered. It takes about 18 years to reach sexual maturity in females, and from there, it produces roe every two or four years. From it, the most expensive and valued caviar of all is obtained.
These glorious shining eggs, ranging in color from light gray to black, are considered a luxury commodity, with a price often between $5000 and $10,000 per kilogram. Caviar connoisseurs consider eating beluga caviar one of life’s greatest pleasures, raving about its impossibly smooth texture and life-enriching taste.
Best Beluga Substitutes?
We have three caviar types that we will recommend, in case you cannot find beluga caviar available.
–Beluga Hybrid Caviar– Beluga Hybrid Caviar is obtained from a unique cross of Beluga (Huso huso) and Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii).
–Kaluga Premium: Kaluga sturgeon caviar comes from the Kaluga sturgeon. It is among the largest freshwater fish in the world. Their eggs have a deliciously smooth texture and a soft, buttery flavor.
– Imperial Russian Ossetra: Osetra caviar is almost as prized as beluga caviar, which makes this special reserve from Osetra among the best caviar you can find online. This authentic Osetra produces large, golden, gem-like eggs that are packed with an excellent buttery flavor. As exquisite as they come!
We know that if you made it to the end of this blog, it is because you are a caviar lover or are looking to try this great delicacy.
There are different types of caviar, some more expensive than others. However, you must know that eating caviar in any of its presentations will be a symbol of exquisiteness and luxury. At Caviar Lover, we offer you a wide variety of excellent quality caviar.