National Caviar Day is observed on July 18 of every year. Caviar is the processed and salted mass of eggs that are extracted from the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish. True caviar must be obtained from a specific species of fish that lives in the Caspian or the Black Sea. It is known that sturgeon and its different species produce the most beautiful caviar. A single fish will have caviar that constitutes about 25% of its body weight, and a mature fish weigh about 300 pounds. Eggs can be seen in black, red, gold, and grey colors. Caviar is considered to be a luxurious food item that is only enjoyed by upper-class people. Caviar contains a high amount of vitamins and proteins in them. Caviar is also used in the making of beauty and skincare products. National Caviar Day celebrates caviar as food and encourages people to enjoy this delicacy. Caviar is often paired with vodka or champagne as a garnish for sushi, eaten with toast, etc., so on this day, enjoy the caviar in your style.
“Fame is like caviar, you know – it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.” – Marilyn Monroe
History of National Caviar Day
The founder and the origination of National Caviar Day are unknown. Caviar was derived from the Persian word khaya, meaning egg. Until the 18th century, sturgeons were commonly consumed as fish, and their eggs were used as animal feed. Only at the end of the 18th century was caviar found and eaten by the royals of the world. During the 19th century, sturgeon fish have discovered in U.S rivers, and caviar consumption grew slowly, during which caviar was served in bars instead of peanuts to encourage people to drink more. By the mid-19th century, the U.S. became caviar’s largest producer and supplier. In 1906, a ban was imposed on commercial sturgeon fishing due to the over-harvesting of sturgeons and to converse the species from going endangered. The ban, restriction, and demand lead to the rise in the price of caviar. Caviar continues to be consumed by the royal people.
Other Celebrations on July 18
July 18 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Caviar Day
On this day, give a try on having luxury food, i.e., caviar. Make sure you take your friends and family to a local seafood restaurant to taste some caviar with vodka or champagne. This day promotes the food and intends to make people understand the facts about caviar. Caviar can be enjoyed plainly or with some food. Nowadays, chefs all around the world have made many unique recipes, so learn about them and give them a try. Post pictures and share your National Caviar Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #CaviarDay.
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