Beluga is the largest and rarest of the Sturgeons and the only specie that is exclusively carnivorous. It can measure up to 6 meters or 20 feet in length and live for more than one hundred years. It is so rare that only about 100 fish are caught every year in the Caspian Sea.
The Beluga Sturgeon can take up to 25 years to reach maturity. The fish harvested for caviar are often nearly 2,000 pounds (900 kg). The eggs themselves are the largest among the Sturgeon family, and range in colour from dark gray (almost black) to light gray.
This particular caviar has a very distinctive rich, creamy flavour with a delicate texture.