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Where does American Caviar Come From?
American sturgeon hackleback and paddlefish are indigenous to the Missouri and Mississippi river systems and they have been used by humans as a delicious source of meat for centuries. Their roe combined with salt made into a gourmet food known as black American caviar.
What is the size of the American Sturgeons and Paddlefish?
American sturgeon are smaller and faster growing than most of the other sturgeon species growing to about 3 ft. in length at maturity. The Paddlefish, a cartilaginous cousin to the sturgeon can grow as large as 10 ft. and weight up to 300 pounds.
Why Does American Roe Varies in Color and Taste?
American hackleback, white sturgeon, and paddlefish are wild caught, and because they are wild their diet and availability of food varies and their roe ranges in color and complexity which plays a vital role in how their caviar tastes.
What makes American Caviar so Expensive?
Populations of American Sturgeons and Paddlefish have been dramatically declining for reasons such over-fishing and barriers to fish movement like constructions of dams. Some states have either banned fishing entirely or have laws in place which limit fishing. This results in caviar scarcity and makes it extremely valuable and expensive.
Why Shop At Sensation Caviar?
It is our mission to provide you with a five star service and the experience of the most delicate and authentic flavors and colors seafood has to offer. When purchasing from Sensation Caviar you can be certain that all of our American caviar is ethically sourced, of the highest quality, and sold at our online store at very reasonable prices.