Caviar is nothing more than the sexual product of the females of some animals, their eggs. Unfertilized caviar is used as a food product and is highly valued. Indeed, everyone is familiar with the stereotype that rich people can “eat caviar with spoons.”
Of course, it all depends on the price. Caviar a priori can not be cheap, but some costs are shocking. This fact does not confuse real gourmets. They can give a few thousand dollars for a small jar of treats without regret. These people include only those who have high material wealth. Even if you are not one of them, you may be interested in our ranking.
Below are the top 10 most expensive caviar in the world.
1. Almas (“golden “or” diamond ” albino beluga caviar)
The record holder is albino beluga caviar. They live in Iran, so not everyone can try it. The eggs are large pearl-colored with a dark golden sheen; it is called “Almas,” “golden,” or “diamond.”
The albino beluga is listed in the Red Book; its prey is prosecuted by law. The European market annually receives up to 10 kilograms of product, no more. Its taste resembles almond and does not give off fish at all.
Rich people should “wait in line” to try this delicacy. They say that albino beluga caviar is sold out four years in advance.
Beneficial properties: it is pointless to talk about them because they are a luxury that even the rich cannot afford. However, its composition is not inferior to any other caviar.
Cost: very high, it becomes even more expensive due to the exclusive packaging. For their production, gold from 998 samples is used. Such a jar of Almas caviar weighing 1 kilogram will cost about 21210.00 USD.
2. Black caviar
They are divided into three types: beluga, sturgeon, and sturgeon. They differ in appearance, taste, and price. More valuable – beluga caviar: large size of eggs, delicate flavor, no fishy smell. Sturgeon has a refined taste, a barely perceptible smell, and a gray color. Sturgeon caviar is easily identified by its rich black color and bright flavor.
Beneficial properties: a dietary product with an ideal composition. Normalizes blood pressure, increases immunity, improves brain function, and preserves youth.
Cost: 100 grams of black caviar will cost the buyer 70.00 USD.
3. Red caviar
Expensive but common. It is often bought for the holidays. In the USA, for most people, no New Year is complete without red caviar sandwiches. It is extracted from sockeye, coho, and pink salmon.
Beneficial properties: it is entirely absorbed by the body. This is a unique product. It does not contain carbohydrates and fats but over lecithin and mineral salts. It improves metabolism and strengthens the immune system.
Cost: you will have to pay at least 5.00 USD for a package (100 grams). Moreover, the price differs significantly by type of fish. The most expensive is sockeye caviar.
4. Lobster roe
A scarce product, tender and pleasant to the taste. You can’t find it on a free sale, but you can enjoy it in an expensive restaurant.
Beneficial properties: lobster roe has a unique composition – 95% easily digestible protein. It is rich in protein, vitamins, and amino acids. An ideal product for those who monitor their weight. It also has a good effect on memory and the human circulatory system.
Cost: there is no exact information. It is forbidden to catch individuals with caviar.
5. Snail caviar
An expensive product; you can only try it in high-end restaurants. Externally, it looks like pearls: the eggs are white and perfectly smooth. The taste is peculiar, absolutely not like traditional fish roe.
Beneficial properties: it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, thyroid gland, and sexual system.
Cost: 100 grams of snail caviar costs more than 198.00 USD.
6. Tobiko (flying fish roe)
An exotic and unusual product. In Japan, it has long been used in cooking. This name refers to the caviar of marine fish belonging to the bat families (about 80 species).
Like capelin caviar, only tobiko is exceptionally juicy and tender, with a sweet taste. Caviar is colorless and painted in all sorts of colors when making sushi or rolls.
Beneficial properties: it strengthens the body, so it is recommended to use it for anemia and exhaustion. Flying fish roe is very rich in trace elements and vitamins.
Cost: 4.00 USD per 100 grams.
7. Frog spawn
Quite an unconventional product. Most people will not eat it because of any prejudices and principles. In its taste, it resembles black caviar, but it is slightly bitter.
It is colorless. This caviar has recently attracted the interest of poachers; they often paint it and then sell it under the guise of red.
Benefit or harm? This product is poorly studied, so it is impossible to say whether it can be eaten. In some countries, frog roe is considered a delicacy.
There is also an opinion that the product is toxic. It all depends on the type of frog. In any case, scientists from Cambridge are trying to prove that this caviar has anti-aging properties. If they succeed, interest in the product will increase because people are ready to eat even a frog to look at least a little younger.
Cost: there is no need to talk about exact figures because buying frog eggs is difficult. In China, buyers buy caviar from residents for 300.00 USD per 100 grams.
8. Sea urchin caviar
This unusual dish can be tasted in restaurants in Japan, America, and New Zealand. It became prevalent in the USA long ago as an effective aphrodisiac. Of course, it is costly, so not everyone can appreciate the taste of this product. By the way, it has a particular flavor. The color ranges from yellow-golden to bright orange.
Functional properties: promotes tissue repair, has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system, prevents the appearance of cancer, removes toxins and increases performance, and have a rejuvenating effect.
Cost: 100 grams of sea urchin caviar can be purchased for 7.00 USD.
9. Trout roe
Red caviar has always been considered a delicacy. There are several varieties of it; trout roe is one of the most delicious and healthy. However, it is easy to distinguish it by its appearance: small size of eggs (up to 2-3 mm), bright orange color.
Beneficial properties: reduces blood clot risk, fights cardiovascular diseases and inflammation, and strengthen the immune system. It contains Omega-3 and 6, without which the entire functioning of the human body is impossible.
Cost: package (200 g) from 9.00 USD, the price of a kilogram – 37.00 USD.
10. Pike roe
In the USA, this product has been used since time immemorial. It is much less prevalent than black or red caviar but in vain. Its cost is much cheaper, and its valuable properties are no less.
In addition, it is a dietary product, and its caloric content is several times less than that of the traditional red. Pike caviar is crumbly, has a soft, amber color, and is very pleasant to taste.
Beneficial properties: It strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, has a positive effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems, protects the body from premature aging, and improves vision.
Cost: the standard package – of 112 grams will cost 4.00 USD (average price), and a kilogram can be bought for at least 35.00 USD.