White caviar in Austria costs a fortune but still, demand has not declined
Published Mar 12, 2021
These farms are capable of producing 415 tons of white caviar per year, according to 2018 data from the World Sturgeon Association. Although there is no research to confirm the effect of pigment deficiency on caviar taste, sturgeon farmers argue that white caviar is the best caviar in the world, more aromatic and silky than its also popular dark-colored counterpart. This is also reflected in the prices: 600 grams of white caviar can cost up to 8000 euros. That’s almost three times the price of black caviar. Despite the closure of luxury restaurants due to the coronavirus epidemic, demand for white caviar has not declined. Austrian sturgeon farmer Stefan Astner claims that people still crave culinary delights and continue to order their product enthusiastically. The greatest interest is at the end of the year, during which time the companies producing caviar show the highest sales. The process of producing albino sturgeon eggs not only requires a lot of investment and time, but ...