Fish eggs, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russian Federation, Eurasia
Why Almas Is The Rarest Caviar In The World
By Julia Mullaney
You're likely aware that caviar is one of the world's most expensive foods, and according to MasterClass, caviar is a term for unfertilized fish eggs from 29 species of sturgeon fish. Prices vary from one type of caviar to another, but the rare Almas caviar can cost more than $1,000 per ounce.
Almas caviar is produced by the Iranian Beluga fish — even more specifically, one with albinism, or a pigmentation condition — and is somewhere between 60 and 100 years old, per Imperia Caviar. This specific type of caviar can cost $34,000 for 2.2 pounds, and since you'd only be serving one- or two-ounce servings, it's about $2,000 per tablespoon.
This type of caviar has a slightly spongy texture and undergoes a salting process that helps bring out the creamy and nutty flavor, according to Azure Azure. The eggs might appear like they’re glowing and the color must always be somewhere between a beige and white hue.