Choose the right place to make a purchase. It is best to buy such an expensive item like caviar in the store. On the market you can find the product cheaper, but the chances to buy a fake will be much more.
Pay attention to the price. Black caviar can't cost too cheap. Even in online stores it is sold at a price not lower than 2000 rubles per 50 grams according for 2012. Significantly lower price may indicate the sale of illegal products, eggs, which expired shelf life, or even of imitation seaweed.
Check the packaging of the product. It should be glass or metal, with tin lid. As for the Russian manufacturer of the product must be specified factory, located in the region of producing caviar. If the manufacturer claims that the product is produced in Central Russia, is most likely a fake. Pay attention to the name of the species of fish which is attributed to ROE. Do not trust the manufacturer, if he says that it is Beluga caviar - fishing for this fish species and the collection of her calf is prohibited by law. Therefore, such a product just cannot be represented on store shelves.
If you doubt the quality ask the seller a certificate on this products. In its absence, the product is not worth buying.
If you have already purchased the eggs, and want to understand. if it's genuine, examine its appearance. Eggs must be rather large, loose. The Bank should not be large amounts of fluid. They should be easy to burst in your mouth. At the stage of tasting to distinguish artificial eggs are the easiest - it is, in contrast to the present, has a jelly-like structure and cannot burst due to the lack of shell. Also, artificial eggs can vary in smell from this. It is often added too many flavors, and it becomes stand the smell of fish, which is absent in the natural product.