Almas, which translates as diamond, is the most expensive caviar in the world. It is harvested from an albino beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), which should be between sixty and one hundred years old, and which is only found in the southern Caspian Sea—presumably because the area is less polluted.
Almas caviar has a distinctive light yellow color, plump and delicate orbs, while its flavor is briny, creamy, and buttery. Because it is incredibly scarce, this caviar reaches astronomical prices—on average £20,000 ($30,800) per kilo—and it is traditionally sold in 24K gold tins.
It is estimated that only ten kilograms of Almas caviar can be harvested each year.