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5 facts you probably didn’t know about caviar

1.  The most expensive caviar in the world is from a 100 year old fish. Almas caviar is from the eggs of a 60-100 year old Iranian beluga sturgeon. It is around $35,000 per kilo, which is $1,000 per oz.

2.  You can hear caviar. The friction can be heard when you rub fish eggs together. Good caviar’s sound is clearly distinguishable and sounds like a cat’s purr.

3.  Caviar is rich in calcium and phosphorus, protein, selenium, iron, magnesium, and Vitamins B12 and B6.

4.  The word “caviar” didn’t originate from Russia. The word caviar originates from the Turkish khavyar, first appearing in English print in 1591.

5.  Caviar is one of the oldest delicacies. It came before raw oysters, truffles, and even Champagne. Caviar was sought-after by kings and the aristocracy. Ancient Greeks, Romans and Russian tsars were all known to splurge on caviar.

Author: Caviar Enthusiast