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Flying fish are a curious family of ray-finned fish found living primarily in marine surface waters, able to speedily propel themselves out of the water and glide significant distances (50 to 400 meters) through the air thanks to their streamlined bodies and oversized, wing-like fins. They are thought to have developed this adaptation in order to escape predation by other fish at the cost of exposing themselves to less-common airborne predators.
Our tobiko caviar is produced from farmed Cypselurus heterurus, also known as Cheilopogon heterurus (commonly called the Mediterranean or Blotchwing flying fish). Despite what its common name might imply, this fish can be found throughout the world's tropical and subtropical oceans, although the largest populations are located in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. They usually reach lengths of 25 to 30 cm upon maturity and are considered a Least Concern species in terms of conservation status.
The roe of this fish is tiny and crunchy, larger than capelin roe but smaller than salmon roe, and filled with a pleasantly smoky, mildly sweet, and slightly salty flavor. It's prized in Japan as a tasty garnish typically used atop exquisite sashimi, sushi rolls, crab cakes, salmon fillets, and other seafood dishes. Available in four different varieties (orange, wasabi, red, and black), this tiny and brightly colored caviar is the perfect choice for creating authentic sushi at home or garnishing appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.
|Allergens||Contains Fish, Soy, Wheat.|
|Keep Refrigerated||Maintain between 32 to 40 °F (0 to 4 °C).|
|Preparation||Product is sold fresh; use before Best-By Date. Thaw under refrigeration before immediate use; product is ready to eat at 40° F (4° C).|
|Taste||Salty, mildly sweet and smoky.|
|Packaging||Glass jar (227 g), plastic tub (500 g).|
|Ingredients||Flying Fish Roe (Cypselurus heterurus), Salt, Sugar, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt, Sugar, Water), Sorbitol, Rice Wine, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.|
|Shipping||Product is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight Shipping.|
|Accompaniments||East Asian seafood dishes.|
|Caviar Fish & Grade||Flying Fish Roe (Cypselurus heterurus), Black.|
|Shelf Life Refrigerated||4 days.|
This product is perishable and will be shipped by Overnight Shipping.
Approximate shipping time is 1 business day.
If you place your order today before 12 PM Eastern Time, its earliest possible delivery date is Fri, December 1, 2023. Otherwise, it may take an extra day for it to be delivered.