American White Sturgeon Caviar from Marky's is a national pride and our delight. This American member of the Sturgeon family produces caviar that gratifies the senses with its nutty flavor, at once smooth and robust. Generously sized beads of the Californian White Sturgeon Caviar vary in color from golden brown to dark gray with a glossy and shiny envelope.
The White Sturgeon Caviar price is very attractive comparing to the imported caviars and we are proud to offer to those looking for bargains an American White Sturgeon Caviar Set for a very special price that is going to be very interesting for a party or a family dinner. This set consists of:
As most of the other black caviars on the modern gourmet food market, the White Sturgeon Caviar is also harvested from farmed fish originating from the Californian ponds filled with artesian drink quality water.
The human impact on the natural habitat of the wild species is getting more and more serious every year, the poaching, industrial water pollution and dams cutting the ways to the traditional spawning spots have put many fish species to the brink of extinction, and the American White Sturgeon is one of the most endangered species now. The first aquafarms in the US were founded as early as in 1880's and for more than 130 years this industry is constantly growing and developing the technologies of keeping, raising, and feeding of the fishes as also harvesting the caviar. Modern aquafarms are providing the best possible living conditions for the fish that dramatically supersedes the natural environment in terms of water quality, food availability and its quality. The huge tanks and artificial ponds are filled with drink quality water that is continuously aerated and purified in a natural way through the adjacent fields fertilizing the soil and achieving natural mineralization. A specially balanced natural diet of worms, crustaceans, small fish, and mollusks allows achieving the consistent praised White Sturgeon caviar flavor and highest quality that can even compete with the wild catch caviar from the Caspian sea but the farmed White caviar price is way more attractive. Thus, the farmed domestic White Sturgeon caviar became a favorite among chefs of the most popular restaurants. Moreover, the aquafarms became a sustainable and most environment-friendly source of caviar and delicious flesh that doesn't influence the wild nature.
The American White Sturgeon (Acipenser Transmontanus) is considered to be the biggest fresh-water fish of the North America inhabiting the river basins, deltas, and seashores from the Aleutian Islands to Central California. It is also called a Pacific Sturgeon, Oregon Sturgeon, Columbia Sturgeon, Sacramento Sturgeon, and California White Sturgeon. It is the third biggest freshwater fish in the world after Beluga and Kaluga with the biggest recorded size of 6.1m and weight of 816kg. Normally the wild speciments grow to about 2m and nearly 50kgs.
The American White Sturgeon is a slender fish with an elongated body, head, and mouth. The color is much lighter than of the other Acipenseridae and varies from gray to gray-brown or pale olive, only the belly is pure white, that has given the name to the species. This species just like other Acipenseridae didn't change a lot for nearly 300 millions of years and makes a strong impression with its shark-like dorsal fin, tail, rough skin, and rows of hard scutes instead of usual fish scales building a kind of armor.
The American White Sturgeon is among the long-livers of the sturgeon family and can live up to 100 years in the wild nature. Such a long life period also predetermines the long maturation time which is 15 to 20 years and the spawning time happens within the periods of a couple of years.