Beluga caviar is a treat that comes from the roe of sturgeons and fish in the Caspian Sea.

It’s often called “white gold” because of its whitish color and high price. You can find it in many places worldwide, but Beluga caviar is most commonly found in Russia and Alaska.

The fish produce only a few eggs at a time—so it’s not easy to get your hands on some! In fact, Beluga caviar has become so rare over recent years that it’s been illegal to export from Russia since 2008. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find it anywhere else in the world, though—it just takes some searching.

Beluga Sturgeon

The Beluga Sturgeon (also known as the White Sturgeon) is a fish species in the Acipenseridae family. It’s found in the Caspian Sea and is closely related to the Irrawaddy. It lives in freshwater rivers, lakes, and streams.

The average size of this fish is between 5–7 feet long. This species can weigh up to 500 pounds, although most are much smaller. They are silvery with light spots on their backs and fins.

Beluga Sturgeon is a type of sturgeon that live in freshwater rivers, lakes, and streams throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.

The Beluga Sturgeon has been around for over 100 million years! They eat planktonic crustaceans like copepods, cyclopoid copepods, mysids, amphipods, and brachyuran shrimp larvae; they also eat small fish like minnows and daphnia pulex (a type of water flea).

Other types of sturgeon 

  • Kaluga sturgeon is a bycatch and has been fishing since the early 20th century. It lives in the Caspian Sea and is known for its eggs, often used in a traditional Russian dish called “sushka” or “sauerkraut.” The eggs are also popular in Beluga caviar.
  • Sevruga sturgeon is a different species of fish that lives in the Black Sea. It’s caught using long lines, which can stretch up to 6,000 meters (19,685 feet). Sevruga caviar is also popular among chefs and consumers because it has less salt than Kaluga caviar.
  • Ossetra sturgeon produces milder caviar than Kaluga or Sevruga. However, it’s still very popular as an ingredient in many dishes because it pairs nicely with other ingredients such as salt and pepper (or even garlic).

History of Beluga Caviar

Beluga caviar is a form of caviar that has been produced since the early 1900s. It is produced in the Caspian Sea, and the name beluga comes from the Russian word for white sturgeon. Beluga caviar is considered to be among the best types of caviar because it has a very light color and a mild flavor.

The history of beluga caviar goes back to 1876 when a company called Swan and Edgar began producing it as a novelty item for wealthy customers. The popularity of this type of caviar grew in the 20th century. 

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