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Bowfin Black Caviar

100 g (3.5 oz), 200 g (7 oz)

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$21.00

Indigenous primarily to eastern United States, bowfin traces its ancestry back to Jurassic period. Colloquially known as swamp trout, bowfin’s rise to fame began with the ban on harvesting of Caspian sturgeon. As access to high quality sturgeon caviar declined bowfin caviar became a great substitute for the more expensive sturgeon. This bowfin caviar, with its small sized roe grains, ranges in natural color from dark gray to black and makes a perfect companion to red salmon caviar at a dinner party.

Misc.

Ingredients: Bowfin Roe, Salt, Sorbic Acid.
Wild Caught.
Shelf life 12 months in refrigeration

black caviar

Bowfin Black Caviar

113 g (1/4 lb), 227 g (1/2 lb), 454 g (1 lb)

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$23.00

This wonderful black caviar is harvested from wild-caught bowfin indigenous to south-eastern US, plentiful in Atchafalaya River. The roe of bowfin is small, black in color and has a delicate palate, it makes a great substitute for the more expensive sturgeon caviar. Enjoy this product with sour cream, cream cheese, buttered toast and even steamed potatoes.

Misc.

Ingredients: Bowfin Roe, Salt, Sorbic Acid.
Wild Caught.
Shelf life 12 months in refrigeration

Found in the backwaters of the southern United States, the Bowfin is a primitive bony fish that’s often sought after for its meat and roe. Known by a variety of names – such as ‘choupique’, ‘mudfish’, ‘mud pike’, ‘grinnel’, and ‘griddle’, – this common fish produces deep, dark, flavored eggs that are comparable to the far more expensive roe sourced from the rare sturgeon, yet distinct in its flavor.

Characteristics of Bowfin Caviar

Although similar in price to the popular and budget-friendly red roe, Bowfin caviar possess a unique flavor that’s both distinct and rich.

Offering a truly delectable gastronomic experience, Bowfin roe can be especially affordable despite its luxurious flavor. For the most part, this is mainly thanks to the abundance in the United States of this type of fish. In addition, the dense population make them safe to fish from the wild, allowing manufacturers to minimize the cost of bringing the product into the market.

Some Facts About Bowfin

The primeval American Black Bowfin thrives in the still waters of lakes and rivers of the South-Eastern United States. Preferring to dwell within the deeper reaches of its ecosystem, these fish will actually rise to the surface to gulp air every so often. This behavior results from their primitive lung – a sign that the species hasn’t changed in the past thousands of years.

Bowfin feasts on other fish, insects, and crustaceans. They enjoy relative dominance in their habitats, allowing their populations to grow exponentially, and thus making their eggs far more accessible for harvesting.

Suggested Use

With Beluga Sturgeon dwindling in numbers in the Caspian Sea due to overfishing, connoisseurs have started to worry about finding a suitable substitute for one of the most prized types of the delicacy available. Fortunately, Bowfin caviar offers a visual resemblance and texture similarity to sturgeon eggs, making it exceedingly popular among caviar enthusiasts.

Much like other types of black caviar, this specific product can be nestled in a bed of sour cream or light butter, garnished with herbs and resting on a piece of bread, toast, blini, or a cracker. For purists who truly want to capture the taste and experience that the delicacy offers, the product can be eaten alone.

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