A primitive giant from the Jurassic period, Paddlefish is a fresh water fish only found in the extensive Mississippi River Basin in the United States and can be found in 22 states including Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee is a source of delicious Paddlefish Caviar.
Paddlefish are also known as Spoonbills, due their distinctive anatomy and are named after their paddle-shaped bill. They don’t have scales, and like sharks, have skeletons composed of cartilage only. These prehistoric giants, are filter feeders and have survived for millions of years on a diet of solely consisting of plankton – tiny microscopic organisms found in water –and occasionally small insects, fish and larvae. These amazing fish can grow as big as six feet and weight as much as 100 pounds and is source of supreme and domestic Paddlefish Caviar. They have a long life span; some can live up to 50 years in the wild. Paddlefish Caviar or roe can range in color from dark gray to black.
American Paddlefish Caviar became popular in the later part of the twentieth century as Russian sources started to become scarce, due to political and environmental reasons. Spoonbills, being a distant cousin of Sturgeons, is today an important source of domestic Paddlefish caviar. Their pearls are small in size, ranging from only a couple of millimeters in diameter each and can be found in different shades of grey. It has a distinct smooth, silky and creamy texture that is sought by chefs across the nation.
This type of caviar is one of the few remaining caviars coming from wild sources. Aquaculturist are still trying to perfect this’ species technique to acquire caviar as exquisite and valuable as the one coming from wild populations.
Sasanian Wild Paddlefish Caviar is always fresh and processed with Caspian method techniques under the watchful eye of Caspian know-hows.
Try this American delicacy, buy Paddlefish Caviar – your palate will not be disappointed.