Almas Caviar by Apadana imports

Sustainable Caviar


Although long considered a luxury item, reserved for a lucky few, demand for Caviar has led to overfishing. Coupled with pollution of the Caspian Sea in which most sturgeons make their home, many Caviar companies are looking to sustainable fishing practices to supply their customers.


Apadana Imports, distributor of Almas Caviar, offers a full-range of sustainable Caviars. Almas Caviar is a leader in sustainable sturgeon production. Using proprietary tank-farming methods, we have significantly reduced the pressure on declining wild stocks. Coupled with water from natural aquifers and recycling programs, we truly offer a “Green” alternative to the luxury of Caviar with no compromise.


Located at an extraordinary naturally rich environment, the eco-friendly Almas Caviar sturgeon farm grows approximately 75,000 sturgeons. Furthermore, by implementing the world’s best sustainable technology and taking the lead in preservation of one of the endangered species listed by CITES, Almas Caviar produces Caviar without killing or harming sturgeon. The quality of Caviar is the highest caliber with no distinctive scent, as tons of fresh pure spring water from River, runs through the farm four times a day.


Variety of Caviar


Although some people refer to any fish egg as Caviar, the only true Caviar is harvested from the sturgeon species of fish. All other fish eggs should be referred to as roe.


While there are twenty-six species of Sturgeon, the three most valuable all live in the Caspian Sea. These three are the Beluga, Osetra, and Sevruga. Belugas, being the largest, can live for up to 150 years and weigh up to one ton. Many connoisseurs consider Beluga Caviar to be the best, which put excessive demands on the species.


The roe of the Osetra has a slightly stronger flavor than the Beluga, but it is the Sevruga roe that tastes the strongest.