Bester: A Hybrid of Beluga and Sterlet to Provide More Affordable & High Quality Caviar (Warning: Video Autoplays) | CookingDistrict.com

Bester: A Hybrid of Beluga and Sterlet to Provide More Affordable & High Quality Caviar (Warning: Video Autoplays)

As sturgeon populations reached incredible lows in 2002, Russia outlawed commercial production of caviar. Five years later they banned the sale of sturgeon and black caviar altogether. Now Russian scientists are developing techniques for farming Bester, a hybrid of beluga and sterlet, that can be milked for caviar and not require killing the fish for egg harvest.

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