Hassan Habibnejad, the head of Mazandaran’s fisheries organization, said Iran has exported 31 kilogram of Caviar to Emirates.
“The total value of this freight was around €50,000. Iran exported more than $14 million of fresh fishes to other countries. In this year, Sari was the first city produced this fish.” Hassan Habibnejad said.
“This Caviar cargo was divided to 31 tins each included 1 kilogram of Caviar.” Hassan Habibnejad added.
Iran is the world’s largest producer and exporter of caviar (annual exports of more than 300 metric tons), followed by Russia.
Caviar is processed, salted, non-fertilized roe marketed as a luxury food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, caviar is a product made from salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family. The roe can be “fresh” (non-pasteurized) or pasteurized, with pasteurization reducing its culinary and economic value. The four main types of caviar are Beluga, Sterlet, Ossetra, and Sevruga.