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MRM Sep 24, 2001 01:49 PM

Is it kosher?

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    Deven Black RE: MRM Sep 24, 2001 04:36 PM

    If the fish it comes from is kosher then the caviar is kosher.

    Link: http://www.kashrut.com/articles/fish/

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      MRM RE: Deven Black Sep 24, 2001 07:41 PM

      In that case, would anyone know if any of those species of kosher fish produce roe that would be sold under the catchall "caviar"?

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        jenniferfishwilson RE: MRM Sep 24, 2001 11:04 PM

        How about salmon caviar?

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          jack RE: MRM Nov 22, 2001 06:47 PM

          the only caviar which can be sold legaly in the U S and use only the name Caviar...is the caviar made from sturgeon any other fish made into a caviar must contain the the name of the fish from which the eggs have been taken

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        MU RE: MRM Sep 24, 2001 04:53 PM

        Sturgeon, which is the primary source for fancy caviar, is not kosher. No scales.

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          jack RE: MU Nov 22, 2001 06:49 PM

          Sturgeon do have scales, it is the type of scales which the sturgeon have that makes the fish not kosher

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          Sarah RE: MRM Sep 25, 2001 06:53 PM

          I recently went to Caviarteria in Las Vegas and had a selection of caviars from kosher fish, which included salmon roe, trout roe, and pike roe. This was the first time I ever saw pike roe. These and the whitefish rose Season brand makes that sells in most supermarkets are the only kinds of roes from kosher fish I've ever seen.

          Caviarteria has a web site you can order from and locations in NYC, Las Vegas, Miami, and Beverly Hills.

          In answer to your follow-up question, I read that the term caviar is supposed to apply only to eggs from sturgeon and all others are referred to as roe.
          Thank you.

          Link: http://www.caviarteria.com

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