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Amur Sturgeon Caviar


Amur Sturgeon Origin

The Amur Sturgeon (Acipenser schrenckii) is sometimes known as the Japanese Sturgeon but this name can be misleading as it's never been confirmed that the ancient species was found in the Sea of Japan. Rather it is found throughout the vast river basins of the Amur River. Rising from the hills north of Mongolia, the Amur River flows eastward acting as a natural border between Russia and northeastern China. The river continues it's course across the subarctic tundras and desert steppes until it pours through the Strait of Trartary, culminating it's journey in the northwest Pacific Ocean. The Amur sturgeon thrives in both marine and river environments, traditionally traveling to rock and sandy bottomed fresh water habitats within the river only to spawn. The Amur sturgeon was exploitatively overfished in it's native environment like many of it's brethren species such as the similarly sized Siberian sturgeon. However, all was not lost. Due to sustainable aquaculture farms built in China at the beginning of this century, their resurgence in population was promulgated to such a degree that their caviar is now one of China's leading exports in this market. Though the wild Amur will grow to more then 12 feet and weigh up to 400lbs, the farmed sturgeon tend to be smaller yet will mature at a faster rate. This is due to the fact that they are carefully cultivated in freshwater ponds or lakes sourced from reservoirs, that maintain a consistent habitat of optimal water temperature to encourage caviar readiness in the females.

 

Flavor of the Amur Sturgeon Caviar

The Beluga sturgeon is a very slow aging fish which can take up to 20 year to mature and a life span past 100 years. Adding to the challenge of its slow growth, its near extinction in the wild is also a major contributor to the scarcity of the beluga caviar. The older the beluga sturgeon, the lighter the caviar will be in its appearance. Therefore, the most premium costly caviar is harvested from older beluga sturgeons. High grade caviar is not only based on color, but the size of the eggs also. The larger the eggs, the higher the grade. The beluga sturgeon caviar is known to produce larger size eggs or berries, and does not taste fishy as lower grade caviars tend to do so.

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  1. Chinese Classic Amur Caviar

    Chinese Classic Amur Caviar

    $97.00

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  2. Chinese Royal Amur Caviar

    Chinese Royal Amur Caviar

    $123.00

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  3. Chinese Imperial Amur Caviar

    Chinese Imperial Amur Caviar

    $140.00

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