Surrogate red caviar is made from seaweed. First of them produce the agar, then prepare jelly, tinting it to the desired reddish-orange color. Then from it formed the eggs and add the fat of salmon.
Before putting the eggs to his grocery basket, read carefully all the information to the Bank. There must be specified: manufacturing date, expiry date, manufacturer, fish, from which caviar is extracted, and composition. If at least one of not will – put the jar back on the shelf.
Date of manufacture should be from may to September. It was at this time gathering the eggs. In the name of the fish indicates not just "salmon", and a specific look. Salmonids, of which take the eggs, a lot of pink, sockeye, chum, ceguc, trout. In the eggs there should be no preservatives. Only salt.
When buying prefer caviar in a glass jar. Such a container is the most neutral in chemical composition and can be considered caviar.
Please note the lid of the jar. It should not be swollen, but the numbers are definitely stamped inside.
If you have, consider the caviar. Delicacy will consist of equal-size eggs up to 5-6 mm in diameter. Their color will also be identical. Do not buy too bright or pale in color caviar. It will certainly be a fake. The eggs should be slightly crumbly, but when you taste burst in his mouth. The mass of this delicacy should occupy all the space in the container.
This caviar will smell good, not give a pungent smell. In this case it is better not to eat to protect their health.
An additional guarantee of high quality will be specified by the Bank in any way.
Buying eggs in bulk, ask the seller a certificate of quality, which will present all the information on marine delicacy. Do not leave without attention and the conditions in which sold caviar. If the counter and the salesman was dirty, not a health risk.
Throw a few eggs in the hot water. If they dissolve, the eggs are not natural.
Advice 2: How to distinguish the real black caviar
Black caviar is an expensive and rare delicacy. Therefore, some unscrupulous sellers try to capitalize on unsuspecting buyers by selling them fake goods. But there are ways to determine if the eggs you are offering.
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.