About National Caviar Day
Caviar is roe or eggs from the sturgeon family of fish. It's considered a delicacy, often eaten raw as an appetizer, with some caviar fetching a high price. Historically, the most prized types of caviar came from the Caspian and the Black Sea.
High quality caviar can cost up to $7,000.00 a can and the cans aren’t all that big. There are several different colors, black is considered the best but red is well accepted. Golden white is rare and one can has sold for $34,500 dollars.
- Did you know? The term caviar did not originate, as is popularly believed from the Russian word “Ikra”; Etymologically, it is rooted in the Turkish (Persian) word “havyar” which is derived from “khavyar” the Persian word for egg.
- Did you know? A sign of good caviar is that when it rubs together it sounds like a cat purring. .