American paddlefish belongs to the order of acipenseriformes and is protected by CITES. Paddlefish is listed as a ?vulnerable? species on the IUCN Red List. In the wild, Paddlefish can reach up to 7 feet long and weigh up to 220 lbs. Paddlefish live in the slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma River systems. Its diet consists mainly of plankton, copepods, small crustaceans, larval insects and algae. Paddlefish caviar is one of the most popular types of caviar for commercial use. It is not generally suggested for first timers because of its strong flavor and earthy finish. However, its competitive price and excellent quality make this caviar the number one choice for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, cocktail receptions, etc. This caviar is a great addition to hors d?oeuvres, canap?s and is best when served with accompaniments such as cr?me fraiche, potatoes, minced shallots etc. Paddlefish caviar would be a great recommendation for a chef that would like to add caviar to a brunch buffet or an event with a limited budget. It is commonly used on cruise lines and restaurant chains as their buffet caviar of choice. It is the preferred choice for an ?every-day? caviar. Attention: CITES certificate needed for export of this product. - Manufacturer: Marky's - Brand: Marky's Caviar - Origin: USA - Size: Firm, medium size beads - Color: Pearlescent light to dark steely grey color pearls - Flavor: Robust, bold, complex ocean flavor - Caviar Fish & Grade: Paddlefish, Grade 1 - Shipping: Product is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight shipping - Preparation: Fresh Frozen, Cured with Salt - Packaging: Jar / Tin - Storage Type: Only Refrigerated, the product is perishable! - Best served on a blini with cr?me fraiche or other accompaniments - Drinks: ice cold vodka, dry white wine or champagne brut
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