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Top Five Reasons to buy Caviar
Of course, everyone knows what caviar is, but so few people actually experience caviar. And fewer people get to experience caviar in a favorable setting. I’ve found that there are two formidable caviar myths that can be attributed to the public’s general skittishness towards caviar: 1) It’s too expensive, and 2) Fear of the Unknown, because so few have gotten the opportunity to try it. I want to debunk these myths and let you know why caviar still makes the perfect hors d’oeuvre!

Caviar is a versatile ingredient in cuisine
Caviar is traditionally associated with Russia and Iran, however, did you know that caviar is produced and consumed in many other countries, such as Sweden, Japan and N. America? In Greece, for instance, caviar is made from carp roe then processed into a paste-like spread called Tarama. In Italy they make a condiment similar to the Greeks, but it’s called Bottarga. And, in Japan they use salmon roe in some sushi preparation.

There are many types of caviar for many tastes
Traditionally, caviar comes from the roe of sturgeon that can be found in the Black Sea basin. Such varieties include, Sterlet, Ossetra, Sevruga and the most expensive, Beluga, from the Beluga sturgeon. There is many other caviar varieties from many other fish, however, such as roe from cod, whitefish, salmon and even carp. Additionally, every individual species of roe has its own flavors and gourmet proclivities.

Caviar is affordable and available
The mythos relating to caviar’s hefty price tag can be attributed to the flourishing of Iranian and Russian caviar markets around the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As the early caviar markets took off so had the idea that only the best caviar came from the Black Sea basin. But this is only a myth. Today, there are many varieties of caviar that are also affordable. True, most ‘black caviar,’ which comes from the Black Sea basin, is still expensive, but caviar is raised and fished in many other areas of the world. In North America, for instance, affordable and tasty caviar is produced and shipped all over the world.

Caviar has health benefits
Caviar is made with very little processing, so it retains most of its vitamins and minerals while also remaining low in calories. Many also agree that caviar is good for the health of your heart and skin, due to the fact that it contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. Though caviar can be healthier for you it can also be unhealthy for you if you consume too much. This is because caviar, like all fish products, contains trace amounts of mercury that can cause health problems if too much is consumed.

Caviar makes the perfect hors d’oeuvre
Caviar makes the perfect appetizer because it’s healthier than fried food and won’t weigh your guests down with grease and oil. Caviar is also versatile; ranging from sushi to spreads this awesome ingredient can take any party hors d’ oeuvre to the next level. You’ll be able to find a variety of recipes for any kind of caviar. Additionally, caviar is more affordable than you think, so you’ll be able to find affordable caviar for your foodie fantasies. More ideas for caviar and its uses can be found at! 

Guest post by Anthony Portz from Caviar Galore

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