Everything you need to know about red caviar roe | Caviar Skazka

Everything you need to know about red caviar roe | Caviar Skazka

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Caviar, the most expensive and famous delicacy in the world, is diverse in its types. 

It is divided not only into red and black. We will help you to figure out what are the differences between types of red caviar, what it’s cost depends on, and what taste qualities it has. You will be able to understand it and choose what you like the most.


Red caviar is an ancient food for the inhabitants of the Far East. For centuries it was eaten by hunters and fishermen. In the 17th century it came in the european part of Russia with the first merchants, but not widespread. Wealthy people did not buy it, it was eaten in poor taverns.

Over time, red caviar began to be served more and more on the tables among ordinary people as a cold snack, pancake toppings. In the nineteenth century, red caviar was already an important dish on the menu of noble families. At the beginning of the twentieth century, red caviar began to be exported and sold abroad, since then red caviar can be bought in any country

Red caviar is the caviar of salmon species of fish, such as pink salmon, atlantic salmon, trout, taimen, and others. Red caviar is a valuable delicacy, it is distinguished by its bright taste and high cost.

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Red caviar is healthy, it contains:

  1. protein
  2. calcium
  3. phosphorus
  4. vitamins A, D, E
  5. polyunsaturated fatty acids

When buying red caviar, most people are sure that they buy salmon caviar. In fact, this concept includes a whole family of fish, and the taste qualities of their caviar differ from each other. We will tell you how to choose the right red caviar to get maximum pleasure and not regret the purchase.

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  • Types of red caviar

  • With the help of the table below it will be easier for you to understand the types of red caviar

    Egg size, mm





    yellow to bright orange


    Pink salmon


    bright orange

    medium hardness

    Coho salmon


    dark red, burgundy

    medium hardness

    Chum salmon


    light orange


    Red salmon


    red orange


    Chinook salmon


    bright red

    medium hardness

    In our assortment of red caviar, you will find salmon caviar, rainbow trout caviar, smoked rainbow trout caviar. We will tell you more about several types of.

    Salmon caviar. Due to the artificial breeding of this species of salmon, trout caviar is quite common and is not considered a deficit. Trout eggs are small, and often look sticky, so they are often used to decorate canapes and sandwiches. Color varies from dark yellow to crimson. The taste has noticeable bitterness.

    Pink salmon caviar. This type of caviar is easily found on the sale. It has a bright orange color and medium-sized eggs with a thin shell. Large pink salmon eggs are evidence of a poor quality product.

    Red salmon. This is a richly flavored bitterness-grained caviar. The eggs are small, similar in appearance to trout caviar, however, have a brighter red color. 

    Coho salmon. The coho salmon caviar, or silver salmon, has a fine structure and a bitter taste, most often dark red. It contains a large number of vitamins and minerals. Coho salmon is small and is considered a valuable fish.

    Chinook salmon caviar. Chinook salmon, or king salmon, is the largest and rarest representative of this family of fish. The catch of chinook salmon is limited, which further increases its value. Chinook salmon caviar has a large size and delicate taste with barely noticeable bitterness. The eggs are not sticky and can easily be separated from each other.

    Chum salmon. This caviar has a light orange color and delicate creamy taste, a thin shell. The taste is soft, without bitterness and fishy smell.

    Rainbow trout caviar. Rainbow trout is usually farmed. Her caviar has a soft and salty taste, orange eggs are medium-sized. This caviar is perfect as an addition to snacks.

    Smoked rainbow trout caviar. Caviar is not always a separate dish, but also perfectly complements other treats on the table. Such products are smoked rainbow trout caviar. Trout caviar is added with salt and smoked a little, this makes its taste unique

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  • How much is red caviar?

  • When buying caviar the consumer pays attention to several factors - the appearance of the product, its taste, and cost. Red caviar is a product that cannot be saved on quality since only a fresh and natural product can provide vitamins and minerals.

    If we talk about red caviar prices, this is an expensive product, so it’s easy to buy a low-quality or fake product. To avoid an unpleasant experience, we recommend contacting trusted sellers. High-quality red caviar will surprise you with its unique taste, be sure to try!

    There are three main segments of the price:

    1. The highest ("Premium")
    2. Middle
    3. Lowest ("Economy")

    Red caviar of the "Premium" class is considered the highest quality, which is reflected in the price of the product (the highest). By production of red caviar of the highest price segment, all technologies are followed.

    Caviar of the middle price category is the most popular among consumers. The balance of price and quality suits the average buyer. 

    Red caviar of the Economy category can please with the price, but not quality. This does not mean that this product is unsuitable for food, it is quite digestible and even relevant on the table, but its useful properties are far from ideal.

    We will advise you those types of red caviar that will not disappoint you with taste and quality, and at the same time will be affordable.

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