Caviar – A Healthy Delicacy
Caviar is a well-known delicacy that has amazing health benefits. The word is derived from the Persian term “khav-yar”, meaning “cake of strength”. Caviar is a traditionally Russian dish which is put on a piece of bread with butter.
There are three main caviar types, with the black one being of the highest quality. Caviar refers to the roe from wild sturgeon living in the Volga river and the Caspian lake. The other caviar types describe roe of other fish such as salmon, steelhead and trout. Although Russian in origin, caviar is also produced in the USA, although Russian caviar is considered best.
Red and black caviar is rich in amino acids which is why it’s being used by professional athletes during training. It is the best food for recovery, and contains essential minerals such as selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and many others. It also contains the rare vitamin B12, vitamin A, B1, B2, B5, E, pantothenic and folic acid. There are about 720 mg. of lutein and zeaxanthin in caviar.
Caviar has a positive effect on the health and state of the skeletal system, as well as on the function of the nervous, immune and hormonal system. It can prevent osteoporosis and hypertension (high blood pressure), and repairs and prevents the damage done by free radicals, effectively preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Caviar can also improve your eyesight and fight bacterial infections.
According to research, caviar is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce depression, and is a natural neurotransmitter that can improve your memory.
Caviar is also considered a natural aphrodisiac thanks to its arginine content. Arginine is an amino acid which expands the blood vessels and stimulates blood flow. Caviar is commonly added to skin care products because it contains compounds required for maintenance of the epithelial tissues.
The sterlet caviar was a famous treat for kings in the past, but unfortunately, this type of sturgeon is now extinct. Sturgeon, a fish that gives the best and most expensive caviar, needs two decades to reach maturity, and the older it gets, the more valuable the caviar is. The finest and most expensive caviar usually have a lighten color.
Top-quality caviar also requires the best serving dishes. It is often served in animal horns along a wooden, golden or pearl teaspoon. Steel and iron teaspoons are not recommended as they can change the taste and ruin the perfect appearance of this delicacy.