This native American black caviar is harvested from American Bowfin a bony fish from southern US backwaters. It doesn't belong to the Sturgeon family though Bowfish is more ancient. Due to its areal, the Bowfin Caviar is widely used in the original Cajun cuisine and is well known as Choupique caviar. The grains are small in size and pearly of brownish to jet-black color with glossy eggshells. The Bowfin Black Caviar is getting more popular for its distinctive mildly tangy flavor. As it is similar in size and appearance to Sturgeon Caviar it can be used as its affordable substitute, especially for cooked dishes.Please pay attention that it changes color to red when heated or not stored properly.