Caviar comes from sturgeon, which takes a long time to mature, making the fishery fragile. If you like the taste of caviar, go for fish eggs from American Lake Sturgeon or American Hackleback Sturgeon from the Mississippi River.
Looking to serve an alternative as an appetizer instead of caviar? Choose smoked salmon with goat cheese and some cucumber slices.
You should be ok if you limit your fish intake, especially the high-mercury kind. While it isn’t threatening to most, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and young kids should avoid eating fish with potentially high mercury levels and limit their fish intake altogether.
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