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An Introduction to Iranian Caviar & Its Origin

Iranian caviar is one of the best and most luxurious foods that has a unique quality. Iranian caviar has long been known for its quality all over the world. This product is served as a special section of the menu in many luxurious restaurants and hotels around the world. Caviar, made from unfertilized sturgeon eggs, is one of the most expensive foods in the world. The Caspian Sea is the main habitat of sturgeon, which supplies more than 90% of the world’s caviar. The Caspian Sea is the origin of sturgeon and is home to more than 90% of sturgeon in the world. Caspian littoral states such as Iran and Russia are major producers and exporters of sturgeon. Iranian sturgeon and the name of their caviar is as follow:

  • Beluga caviar
  • Astra caviar
  • Sevruga Caviar

Beluga caviar or black caviar is one of the best Iranian caviar for export in the world. Black caviar was very different from golden caviar in terms of quality; And therefore it has a higher price

In terms of caviar value, Beluga caviar can be ranked first, and the rest of the caviar is in the next ranks, respectively, Astra caviar, Soruga caviar and compressed or classic caviar (consisting of different types of caviar that have lower quality). Take. Iranian caviar has always been popular with foreign customers due to its high quality. In general, caviar is divided into two types in terms of color, black and gold. In terms of caviar value, Beluga caviar can be ranked first, and the rest of the caviar is in the next ranks, respectively, Astra caviar, Soruga caviar and compressed or classic caviar. Iranian caviar has always been popular with foreign customers for its high quality. In general, caviar is divided into two types in terms of color, black and gold. Of course, in some types of caviar, there are traces of brown color. Each type of caviar has its own unique characteristics and taste. Some of the different types of caviar around the world are:

  • Beluga caviar
  • Ameriacn caviar
  • Peddlefish caviar
  • Hackleback caviar
  • Bowfin caviar
  • Salmon caviar
  • Kaluga

Export & Import in the World

As mentioned, caviar is a luxury and expensive food all over the world. Beluga caviar, which is the best caviar in the world, is supplied by Iran and Russia. According to a 2018 GIR (Global Information Research) study, the global caviar market is expected to grow by nearly 6% in the next 5 years. The value of global caviar trade is projected to reach $ 500 million by 2023.
Caviar is produced in Iran in two ways: farming and sea fishing. In recent years, the export of wild caviar (fishery) has been banned by fisheries due to overfishing. Fortunately, the development and establishment of sturgeon farms is currently on the agenda in order to increase caviar exports. In this regard, the target set for the year 2023 is the production of 100 tons of caviar.
The export of Iranian caviar to Europe has flourished today. Currently, the most important target markets for Iranian caviar exports are Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Britain and the United Arab Emirates. Iranian caviar is one of the best foods that has all the vitamins and this has made all countries, including Europe, have a very special competition to import this food product. Caviar is imported and exported to Europe from Iran. One of the foods that has very high calories is Iranian caviar and this has led to the export of Iranian caviar mainly to Europe and Australia. The taste of Iranian caviar is excellent and everyone in Europe and Australia wants this nutritious food with a delicious taste. Iranian caviar is exported to Europe and Australia at a reasonable price.
Iran has many export products and caviar is one of these export samples. The export of Iranian caviar is increasing day by day. The amount of caviar that is exported from Iran to the whole world is large and in large quantities, and this issue increases the economic prosperity and the impact of Iran’s economy. Nevertheless, in recent years, the export of Iranian caviar has gone through many ups and downs. However, focusing on this area will provide valuable opportunities for Iran. The elasticity of the global caviar market is estimated at about 300 tons, which means that as caviar production and exports increase, there is still a demand for this product in the market. Although countries such as China have an important place in the production and export of caviar in the world, but according to them, Iranian caviar is the most exclusive type in the world. Currently, some countries use the name of Iranian caviar to market and sell their products to expand their export markets. In a situation where oil prices are fluctuating and sometimes decreasing. On the other hand, imposing sanctions on Iran has reduced oil sales to zero, and caviar exports could be an important component of injecting currency into the country.

Caviar Packaging

The packaging of Iranian caviar for export must be neat and hygienic. Caviar is packaged in a beautiful and elegant way so that it can be exported, and this export caviar must have all the necessary licenses and health licenses. Beluga caviar eggs are called black pearls. The shape of the Iranian Beluga caviar label that should be exported is silver. Astra caviar is light brown to olive because of its egg color. Beluga and Astra caviar cans are exported in size from 10 g to 125 g. The color of export caviar cans is almost yellow. Sturgeon packing factory in Iran offers caviar to customers and agencies as well as sturgeon shopping centers after production and breeding in cans and glass packaging. However, today most caviar farm centers and agencies in Iran have sturgeon farming and breeding factories by themselves that offer their products directly to customers.
A vacuum sealer can be used to pack caviar. Caviar is usually packaged in metal cans and sometimes in glass or porcelain, and placed in sturdy, beautiful covers that can be refrigerated. In addition, if caviar is packed in metal cans, a metal can lid can be used. The color of caviar packaging has a specific time at any time depending on the occasion and is issued based on it, for example, at Christmas, the packaging is black and pink. Engraving a special caviar fish for each one in a different way, that is, each special caviar fish of its specific type is used. Moreover, the packaging has an expiration date, standard logo, and seal for Iranian fisheries companies.

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