Salted - Smoked Swordfish Bottarga (roe)
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Jar 150 gr - 5,28 oz 34 118
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Tin 1 kgr - 32,15 oz   600
Keep refrigerated at 4-6 °C for 6 months or 7 days after opening the package

Salted - Smoked Swordfish Bottarga (roe)shield-quality-control

Xiphias gladius
Maximum length : 4.55 m | Maximum registered weight : 650 kgr | Depth range encountered : 0 - 800 m

A unique species of the swordfish family. These fish, which can exceed a length of 4 m and weigh on average 300 kilos, lives in all temperate and warm seas and feeds on fish and cephalopods. Its most dominating feature is the presence of the known sword-like nose which also gave it its name. It can reach 1/4 or 1/3 of the length of the fish’s body. It is pointy and near the mouth area, slightly serrated formed from extrapolating prognathic marrow. In adult fish the mouth has no teeth or skin scales.

Another unusual feature is that the body temperature is, like that of tuna, slightly higher than the water temperature. Because of the strong muscular build and the hydrodynamic shape of the body, the swordfish is a very fast swimmer and durable, able to make great leaps of several meters out of the water. Reproduction takes place in the spring or summer near the coast. The eggs and larvae are pelagic: by transforming the latter undergo significant changes. Because meat is so tasty, it is fished intensively with special harpoons that are equipped with specially modified fins. Because of its strong muscular build and the hydrodynamic shape of its body, this fish is a very fast and durable swimmer.

The swordfish roe is removed by the fishermen immediately after the catch while the fish is still alive, wrapped in a special membrane, tucked away in ice and delivered to our packaging facility within 12 hours. Then the fishermen’s’ women do what they do best, processing and smoking the product (thyme, savory, oregano, products from the mountains of Kalymnos) before the packaging in glass jars sealed with the vacuum method, thus ensuring that the product maintains its superior product quality, therefore creating a global originality in products of superior quality compared to roe that we know today.