Caviar From China - Learn About Chinese Caviar

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Chinese Caviar - How to Buy Caviar from China

Starting in the 16th century, caviar was harvested from wild caught sturgeon from the Caspian and Black seas for the pleasure of Iranian sheiks and Russian tsars. These luxurious tapioca pearls of the sea quickly established itself as the ultimate symbol of aristocratic elegance. Fast forward to 2006 and the caviar industry was on the brink of collapse because of overfishing, loss of spawning habitat, and black-marketeering.

Chinese Caviar

Despite these industry setbacks, including import sanctions and fishing bans in the early and mid 2000s, the Chinese caviar industry has seen a recent boon of activity in sustainable fish farms that boast high-quality roe comparable to premium osetra and sevruga, the finest fish eggs from wild caught sturgeon.

China has always been one of the largest caviar producers.  With the recent ease of international trade sanctions, China is becoming one of the most recognized global exporters of caviar.   
Farm raised caviar from China is kept in a healthy environment with pure water and a controlled diet for optimum quality. It must also pass the food and safety check from the Chinese government & international CITES.  This rise in exports proves that the quality of the industry has always satisfied the Chinese market and is now exceeding international customer expectations & global market demand.

A major player in the Chinese caviar industry is Kaluga Queen, which produces 60 tons of caviar per year for global export. What started as the Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences has become Asia's biggest producer of caviar. Known as "living fossils," sturgeon can grow up to 1000 pounds, producing 40 kg of eggs. Because it takes 10 years for the sturgeon to reach maturity for harvesting, Chinese caviar is one of the most expensive foods on earth, making it ideal for holidays and special occasions.
Several species of sturgeon are farmed in their renowned facility, including the special Kaluga variety, which has medium to dark brown eggs and creamy layers of oceanic complexity. They also produce exquisite classics like Beluga, Ossetra, and Siberian. In the Chinese caviar industry, every part of the sturgeon is used. Before being exported to Russia, the fish skins are harvested as leather, a highly prized textile in the world of luxury goods, including designer handbags.

Chinese caviar has also made an appearance on the fine dining menus of Shangri-La Hotels, Hyatt, and many more. When it comes to quality and flavor, 85 percent of executive chefs and experts prefer Chinese caviar in blind tastings, which is proof of their high standards of sustainable aquaculture.

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