American Paddlefish is a cartilaginous cousin to the sturgeon, meaning that the Paddlefish skeleton is very similar in structure to that of sturgeon. Paddlefish snout is shaped like a ducks bill and therefore it is also known as spoonbill. American Paddlefish roe ranges in color from light to dark steel gray. Caviar is comparable in size, color and taste to Caspian Sea Sevruga caviar which makes it a great and significantly cheaper substitute.
The average shelf life of American Paddlefish caviar varies based on storage conditions such as the ambient temperature and a sterile and uncontaminated container. Unopened caviar in its original container stored at -2℃ to 4℃ will maintain its freshness up to 4 months. To avoid introducing contaminants once opened it should only be picked with a sterile utensil. It should also be consumed within several days, and kept in the fridge.
How We Ship
In order to maintain freshness we package our products well. Our packaging includes a Styrofoam insulated refrigerator container with ice gel packs, which keeps the caviar fresh for several days. Regions with colder temperature and weather will keep the products fresh for a longer period.
Please do not base your purchasing decision solely on the image. We are still working on perfecting our images. Our images have been digitally altered to display texture and store brand. It is a digital representation of the actual product. The product packaging you will receive depends on the container that you chose upon selecting caviar.
Our American Paddlefish caviar comes packaged in three different containers. When purchasing you have the option to select the weight and container. The available options are listed in the selection field and there is no mix-and-match. The three containers are:
- Glass Jar
- Gold Metal Tin
- Blue Metal Tin
The Blue Tin container dominated the market for a long time and currently it is the most popular and known container, but as everything progresses another type of caviar packaging was introduced, the Gold Tin. Gold Tin container is the best type of packaging since it is vacuum sealed when packaged. Vacuum sealed American Paddlefish caviar can stay fresh longer.