Siberian Sturgeon


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Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a farmed caviar from Marky's with a pleasing nuttiness and hints of ocean flavor, a refined delicacy for true caviar experts.

True black caviar is harvested from members of the sturgeon family, whose historic habitats are river and sea basins from the subtropical to the subarctic zones of North America and Eurasia. The Acipenseridae family numbers 27 species, though only a select few produce this most opulent and coveted delicacy.

One of the sturgeon family's notable members is the  Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), which lives in Siberian rivers, lakes, and adjacent seas. This sturgeon (sometimes known as the Siberian Osetra) is not notable among its relatives for either its size or its life span. The largest recorded fish, at 60 years old, was 2 m long and weighed around 210 kg, moderate statistics compared to wild-caught Beluga or Kaluga, which can grow to quite gargantuan size and great age.

These days such old specimens are rarely to be met with in the wild, as for several decades now human activity has drastically depleted sturgeon populations. Industrial pollution contaminating the waters of the fishes' home rivers, dams cutting off migration routes, and uncontrolled fishing and poaching have nearly wiped out many sturgeon species, leading to the imposition of strict regulations on their commercial use. The clear solution to this troubling situation, one that takes the pressure off the wild stock while continuing to supply sturgeon products to the clamorous market, is an emphasis on farm-raised fish.

Aquafarms provide an ideal environment, controlled and secure in a way the sturgeons' natural habitat is not. The fish are provided with drinking-quality water and regular and sufficient feed with strictly controlled content. Most of the fish in the worlds' aquafarms derive from fingerlings imported from the Siberian rivers, so it is nothing less than perfect truth to describe our products as 100% authentic Siberian sturgeon, with the original flavor and quality of Siberian caviar. We offer three different products in this category:

  • Siberian Sturgeon Caviar is harvested from farmed sturgeon but is easily a match for wild-caught caviar in terms of taste. The glittering medium-sized light to dark gray eggs boast a tender, melting texture, bathing your palate with its subtle, nutty flavor, refreshing with its clean sea notes.
  • Siberian Sturgeon Caviar France is harvested from sturgeons bred in the world famous French aquafarms. This caviar is praised by connoisseurs for the unique clean, sweet, crisp and nutty flavor of its medium-sized eggs whose pearlescent envelope ranges in color from medium gray to nearly black.
  • Siberian Sturgeon Caviar Italy  comes from the offspring of the original Siberian Osetra fingerlings carefully raised on one of the world's largest aquafarms, located in Italy. Owing to the carefully maintained conditions and scrupulously selected natural diet, farmed Italian caviar differs little from wild-caught Siberian Osetra caviar. The traditional Malossol preparation further enhances the delicate buttery savor of this world famous caviar. Its grains are medium-sized and tender. They burst effortlessly in the mouth, releasing their incredible flavor.
  • The farmed Siberian Sturgeon Caviar price is already remarkably modest compared to the most expensive wild-caught Caspian caviars, but an even better bargain is our set consisting of French Siberian Sturgeon Caviar (2 oz.), Russian Original Handmade Blini (a pack of 36 pcs.), and Crème Fraîche (7-8 oz.).
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