Beluga — fish, sturgeon family. It is the biggest fish living in fresh water. The heaviest white sturgeon that were caught, weighed half a ton. At the moment it is listed in the Red book.
The length of such fish can reach 4.2 m. the Beluga is not only the largest but also the longevity. Life expectancy could reach 100 years. Spawning fish a few times, and what distinguishes salmon from the Pacific ocean.
The number of this fish before, it was many, but later it was reduced many times.
She is highly regarded, including at the expense of their taste. Objectively from Beluga meat is not only delicious, but also very useful. The black caviar obtained from this fish is also very valuable. All these factors have led to the fact that it began to catch in large quantities, and now she is a member of the red book.
Beluga is considered to be relatively high in calories — 150 kcal per 100 grams. And caviar calories even more — 235 kcal per 100 grams.
Natural fish is prohibited to catch, and now it is bred in artificially created conditions, but still the price of meat and eggs is quite high and not everyone will afford.
In this fish contains highly digestible proteins 1/5 of the total weight. It attracts even the refined gourmets. In the composition of Beluga are amino acids, which in turn have such a component as methionine.
Like many fish, Beluga contains a number of important nutrients and minerals. So, it includes iron, iodine, calcium, potassium and other elements. Among the most vitamins of groups A, b, C, PP and D. Beluga is considered to be low-fat among the whole family (but not generally), so it may become part of the diet. Despite this, it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are very useful for the body and can have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. Regular use reduces the chance of heart attack or stroke. Sturgeon, unlike other fish, can be used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, for example, in gastritis.
Unfortunately, fish that are bred in artificial ponds, deprived of some useful qualities.
In Russian cuisine, I guess, has always been a popular shish kebab from sturgeon, so it is quite possible to use instead of the usual meat.
Beluga made good to fry. This is due to the fact that the rumor is this fish is very poisonous. Someone thinks that it contains Beluga poison, someone claims that it is poisonous to the liver (especially in young fish). And although these speculations remain, and medicine any harmful properties are not confirmed, the people believed that this fish is better to overcook than to finish roasting.
Even an ordinary fish soup with the addition of Beluga acquire a special taste. The soup will be nourishing, rich and especially tasty and rich, saturated colors.
Like the rest of the fish, a sturgeon can be baked, to manufacture of hot and cold meals, snacks. It goes well with cucumbers and various herbs. It can also be canned, frozen, smoked, jerk.
It is not customary to serve Beluga in the utensils of metal, as it loses its wonderful taste. Of all the edible parts of fish liver from Beluga to use is not accepted.
It is noteworthy that the adults were doing the shoes, which had exclusive status.
She, like other fish, it is forbidden to eat, if you have individual intolerance to the Beluga or an allergic reaction to fish in General. To fear allegedly of poison, of course, is not necessary, because research confirmed that it is not.