Myths V. Facts About Black Caviar

by Oleg Nikitenko March 17, 2017

Myths V. Facts About Black Caviar

Black caviar's delectable tale

Black caviar's unique and unmatched flavor is legendary, and its smooth texture is craved all over the world. Served in the finest restaurants, this incredible roe is well-loved and highly coveted. Whether it's beluga sturgeon caviar, white sturgeon caviar, golden sturgeon caviar, or another sturgeon breed, sturgeon fish caviar in unmistakably the best caviar in the world. No other roe quite matches up to Russian black caviar's perfection. An elite, impressive roe that rivals all others, black caviar makes a beautiful appetizer or elegant and tempting centerpiece at any party or social event.

Delicious, nutritious, and well worth every penny, it's not hard to imagine why people may believe certain myths about beluga caviar. While we like to believe the taste of Capelin caviar is magical and the very presence of Caspian caviar can elevate any occasion from boring to impressive, we'd also like to smash a few myths about this tasty seafood treat. It has enough great qualities all on its own; there's no reason to keep these myths alive.

MYTH: Real black caviar comes only from the Caspian Sea.

FACT: The Caspian Sea is bordered by several countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iran. You can find wild sturgeon, the main black caviar fish, in many rivers in the USA and Russia, which would produce wild caviar, but wild production of Siberian sturgeon is no longer allowed due to overfishing and concerns for the future of wild sturgeon. That said, farming techniques in many countries have been perfected over the years, resulting in increased commercial production and quality. Fifty countries farm sturgeon, the source of black caviar.

MYTH: Black caviar only comes from Russia.

FACT: Some black caviar does, indeed, come from Russia, but it is also farmed in America and other places, too. As mentioned above, about fifty countries successfully farm black caviar, though the quality of the roe will vary. The best caviar will come from farms that use updated farming techniques and take the best care of their sturgeons.

MYTH: Only Russians know how to farm caviar.

FACT: There are a lot of successful sturgeon farms in the world, in many different countries. However, the best farming methods and technologies for black caviar were developed in the USSR. While some advances have been made since the first methods were developed, all the successful methods are based on USSR research and practice.

MYTH: All caviar for sale is the same.

FACT: While the nutritional value may be similar from each breed and each farm, the quality of the sturgeon caviar can vary drastically, and not all fish caviar is the same. Black caviar fish are sturgeons. Farming techniques play a huge role in the quality of caviar and caviar cost, so it's important to know where your caviar is coming from. If farmed sturgeon aren't properly cared for, you can't expect the caviar to have that unique, exquisite taste we expect.

MYTH: Black caviar cures cancer.

FACT: While it would be great if this were true, it's just not based in facts. Caviar has very high concentrations of essential nutrients, some of which have been shown to have a positive effect on helping to prevent cancer or helping to keep cancer patients healthy. But it won't cure cancer. Here's some true nutritional facts about caviar.

  • Low calories – About 40 per serving
  • High protein – 4g
  • Vitamin B12 – 53% of your recommended daily value
  • Selenium – 15% of your recommended daily value
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

MYTH: You shouldn't buy caviar online.

FACT: Some of the best caviar in the world can be found online, right here on the Global Seafoods website. While it can be a little nerve wracking at first, when you find a trusted source, it's safe, convenient, and you know you're getting quality. In fact, you can order caviar online right now, and see for yourself the quality we offer. We know where all our caviar sturgeon were raised, how they were treated, and the years of knowledge that went into farming the best caviar.

The bottom line

It's always good to check your facts to help dispel the myths about everything, but this is especially true for any product you will be eating. If you're going to look for caviar for sale online, it's best to go into it armed with knowledge! When shopping for black caviar buy from a reputable source, like us. We have an excellent black caviar shop on our site, and we back up every purchase with a money-back guarantee.

Oleg Nikitenko
Oleg Nikitenko


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