Certain delicacies have long been associated with the ultra-rich. Real truffles and Wagyu beef may be out of your budget but caviar is now for everyone. There are many varieties of caviar, which consist of cured eggs from sturgeon, a type of fish. Let’s explore some benefits of buying caviar that you may not know.
It’s Fun and Tasty
Of course, the best way to know what something tastes like is to try it yourself. However, we can go over a little bit about what to know before you buy caviar to sample for yourself. Like most things in life, quality is going to play an important role. Quality doesn’t have to mean expensive though, you can still get delicious caviar at a reasonable price.
Many people say caviar tastes like seawater, which is valid. It comes from fish and is brined so lots of varieties tend to be salty. High-quality caviar will be soft and have a buttery flavor. There are many factors that can affect the flavor of caviar, such as the age of the sturgeon (the traditional fish), the quality of water it was raised in, and whether the eggs were massaged out of the fish. The age of the caviar will also affect the quality and taste.
When sampling your caviar, don’t reach for a metal spoon as it will alter the flavor. You can pair it with toast, crackers, champagne, or a traditional mother of pearl spoon.
It’s Good And Good for You
Believe it or not, caviar is packed full of vitamins and nutrients. It should come as no surprise that caviar has lots of omega 3 fatty acids which is great for your immune and nervous systems. Omega 3’s are also important for cardiac health and a single spoonful meets the daily requirements. Omega 3’s and vitamin D, also found in caviar, are also important for mental health, which we all need to pay extra special attention to during these stressful times.
A single serving of caviar also meets the daily requirement for vitamin B12. It also has other important vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B6, E, Iron, and Magnesium. It is also high in protein, a single teaspoon boasts 4 grams! For reference, a teaspoon of peanut butter has only one and is considered a good source of protein.
While there are some health benefits, moderation is key. Too much of a good thing can take away the special quality of the experience. Caviar works it’s magic best when used as hor d’oeuvres, complementing a well-rounded meal.
It’s a Fun Treat
Serving caviar at a meal or party is sure to bring some excitement to your event, whether at a party or small family meal. Most people will be thrilled by the novelty of trying something for the first time or excited to experience a treat again. People will want to know what you know about what you are serving, so it’s a good idea to try it for yourself first, do research on where your caviar came from and what makes it so good. You can also have fun deciding how to serve it. By the spoonful, with crackers or toast, or as a garnish.
Caviar, like lobster, was first popular with impoverished people. The secrets of these delectable eggs got out and it became exclusive to royalty and the ultra-rich. Even today, the most expensive caviar in the world, a type of Beluga, will run you about $35,000. Thankfully, there are many more affordable options and now everyone can enjoy this delicious treat.