Beluga Caviar, or Beluga Sturgeon Caviar, comes from the Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso), which is the largest of all sturgeons , and which has a silver-grey colour. Beluga Sturgeons have been known to grow to 6 meters/20 feet in length, and they can weigh as much as 600kg/1,323lbs. However, it is very rare to find a Beluga Sturgeon of this size these days, because of modern, aggressive fishing techniques. The mouth of the full-grown adult Beluga Sturgeon extends up to 25cm/10in wide. Beluga Sturgeons have large, compact heads, pointed snouts, and instead of whiskers, have two sets of barbels under their mouths, which they use to locate food. Unlike other Sturgeons, Beluga Sturgeons lose the bony scales along the whole length of their bodies after they are a few months old.
Up to 25 percent of a Beluga Sturgeon’s body mass can consist of eggs, and because of its immense size, Beluga caviar has the largest eggs of any caviar , prized for their large grain and fine skin. The eggs range in color from light grey to almost black, and although the flavour of the Beluga Caviar is not affected by egg color, the lightest grey Beluga Caviar is the most prized.
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