Caviar, the Rare Delicacy that “Excites the Blood”
Caviar is 1 the oldest delicacies in the world, aristocrats and royalty prized the great Caviar before Truffles and raw Oysters were known.
Wealthy Greeks were said to have had the rare and delicate roe at banquets, while the Russian Tsar’s could not get enough of it. Persian nobles were the 1st people who appreciated this natural delicacy for its great worth.
Originally harvested in the Caspian Sea by Persian and Russian fisherman, the term ‘Caviar’ means unfertilized salt-cured fish roe (eggs) from various species of Sturgeon: Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga are used for Tier 1 Caviar.
Among the determinants of Caviar’s value are color, texture, flavor and maturity, the older, larger and lighter-colored the eggs, the more expensive.
Cheaper Caviar of lower quality usually bears a darker color, and often has a much milder and less flavor.
In addition to being prized by for its exquisite taste and complex flavor, Caviar was once used to combat depression. We know it sounds like a strange prescription, but studies have showed that omega-3 fatty acids, which Caviar is very rich in helpful in treating symptoms of bipolar and depression.
In addition, a 19th Century manual released some findings that claimed that Caviar was an aphrodisiac, igniting an energy that ‘Excites the Blood’. Despite the lack of proven medicinal properties to support the claims, the Persians consumed the roe for stamina and energy.
The record for the most rare expensive Caviar is Almas Caviar, which is roe from an Iranian Beluga Sturgeon. The Almas Caviar costs an average of $35,000 per kilo, and is ideally obtained from specimens that are over 100 years old.
Given the prestige these rare White Caviars come with, they are for sale only at few select Caviar House & Prunier stores, it comes encased in a metal container swathed in 24k Gold foil.
Caviar is best keep it in the refrigerator.
Serve it over ice in a glass server as an appetizer. Eat with solid Gold paddles or Mother of Pearl spoons. I like it straight without condiments.
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