How to Buy Caviar
Examine the jar and note if any liquid or oil has gathered at the bottom. It should have neither. The high-quality beads should be consistent in color, shape, and size. Usually, sevruga and sterlet caviars have softer structure, while Kaluga, beluga, and Russian osetra have firm and distinct eggs. High-quality caviar should have a fresh ocean scent and mildly sweet aroma. Fresh caviar should never have a bold fishy smell! The shiny coating of the pearls represents the freshness as well as the proper storage. Sturgeon caviar should never be frozen, as it damages the wholesomeness of the eggs. However, salmon roe could be frozen.