TODAY is National Caviar Day!

NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY

On July 18 recognize a seafood delicacy with roe on toast.  It’s National Caviar Day!

In simple terms, caviar is Sturgeon fish eggs.  There are several species of Sturgeon fish.  As a result, the caviar produced varies in colors depending on the species.  Caviar is full of protein and vitamins making the delicacy a healthy meal.

The United States was the leading distributor of caviar around the year 1900 producing over 600 tons a year.  However, due to the over harvesting of Sturgeon fish for the caviar, a ban was put in place to protect the Sturgeon fish from becoming extinct.  The population has never recovered sufficiently since the ban, resulting in caviar’s continued status as a luxury item.