Russia and Iran have access to the Caspian Sea, a source of sturgeon caviar. Due to poaching, most sturgeon caviar is now farmed to prevent the extinction of the fish. Among the different types of sturgeon, Ossetra is known as the Russian sturgeon, because in Russian “Ossetra” literally means ‘that of sturgeon’. Ossetra can be spelled as “Osetra, ”Oscietra,” or “Asetra” or called by nicknames like Danube sturgeon or diamond sturgeon, but all of these names refer to the Acipenser gueldenstaedtii species, a smaller sturgeon which was the popular choice for Imperial Russia. Aside from Beluga sturgeon caviar, Ossetra is one of the most expensive caviars on the market. You can now buy Ossetra caviar online from Fish&Cavair for reasonable prices while still getting a premium-quality product.
How does it differ from other black caviar types?
Though other fish produce black colored roe, sturgeon caviar is the most sought after black caviar. There are 27 species of sturgeon (Acipenseridae) currently in existence, and are divided into the four genera; Huso, Acipenser, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. The Russian Ossetra sturgeon belongs to the Acipenser genera and is on the smaller size, weighing up to 250 pounds. This species usually takes about 10 years to mature. The fish eggs can be anywhere from a golden light-brown to a dark brown in color. The grain is firm and just about 3mm in diameter. The taste is rich and nutty and since it is created in the true Malossol fashion, it is slightly salty.
Farmed and Wild
With several species of sturgeon becoming extinct, it is increasingly difficult to get wild sturgeon caviar. We believe in sustainable fishing techniques and choose to get our roe imported from the finest aquaculture. The fish is kept in pristine environments that closely resemble their wild habitats, not in filtered tanks.
Pasteurized and Non-Pasteurized
We offer both pasteurized and non-pasteurized premium quality Ossetra sturgeon caviar. Pasteurization ensures that the pathogenic bacteria are terminated during the thermal treatment. With our pasteurized Ossetra cured roe, pregnant women, elderly folks and people with a weakened immune system can now enjoy this delicacy without the fear of getting sick. These are likely the people who need the vitamins, minerals and fatty-acids of caviar the most. In addition, this caviar, both the pasteurized and non-pasteurized version, is preservative-free.
Price of Ossetra caviar
Ossetra is a premium black sturgeon caviar and worth the splurge! Sturgeon caviar is much more expensive than other caviar types because the fish is not only rare, it also takes a long time to mature and has a lengthy reproductive cycle. Comparing to other retailers, we offer a much discounted price. Do not worry – we do not sacrifice quality to get you amazing prices! Since we have small jar options as well as a full pound can, we are certain you can find an Ossetra caviar that fits your bill from our offerings. We offer discounts based on your order amount (prior to shipping and handling fees), so if you would like to buy a pound of this delightful delicacy, you will receive an 8% savings when you go to view your cart. With such savings you can experience luxury and cave to your aristocratic tastes!
Ossetra caviar health benefits
Ossetra caviar, like all sturgeon caviar, is known for its health benefits. It can boost your immune system due to the content of zinc as well as Vitamins A, C, and E. Fish roe is very high in protein and fatty acids such as Omega-3, which are good for your immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. The American Heart Association recommends at least one gram of Omega-3 for hearth health. A single serving (1 tablespoon) of sturgeon roe, contains over two thirds the amount of essential fats needed daily for an adult. Eating fish eggs falls in like with the Ketogenic diet regimes as it has less than 1g of carbohydrates.
How to serve Ossetra caviar
Ossetra cured roe is a delicate and rare treat so serve it as such when serving. Typically, Ossetra roe is served on a piece of bread or cracker. It can also be used as a garnish to satisfy your guests’ upscale taste. If you would like guests to serve themselves, place the caviar jar on top of a bed of ice and provide a spoon, preferably that is not metal.
Why you should buy from Fish&Caviar
Fish&Caviar offers a quick and easy process for customers to place their order and then get it delivered. We specialize in caviar and understand how to store and ship it properly. Our large selections of fish eggs allows our customers to pick the variety that pleases them. In addition, we offer several different sizes of jars and pasteurized and non-pasteurized options. With a wide selection and affordable prices on premium sturgeon roe, we are your go-to for online caviar purchases!