- Cavi-Art is a cholesterol-free vegetable which is more healthy than traditional caviar.Although I cannot recall a single time I've eaten actual caviar back in my pre-vegan days, or perhaps because of it, I was drawn to the opportunity to give this fish-free, seaweed-based version a try.
- Cavi-Art production does not contribute to the depletion of the fish stock in the seas.
- Cavi-Art contains only natural colors (no AZO colors) and only natural preservatives are used.
- Cavi-Art is very environment-friendly since less than 5% of the seaweed growth is harvested.
Alone, all three flavors tasted quite similar: slightly salty, perhaps briny, with a fine, delicate texture. The green (wasabi) Cavi-Art seemed to be the most unique of the three sample flavors I received; the ocean-reminiscent flavor common to all three Cavi-Art varieties here finished with the slightest wasabi touch. Deeming it an appropriate match for Asian cuisine, I treated the green Cavi-Art much like traditional wasabi, applying it to the top of brown rice roasted pepper nigiri (adapted from this recipe). The seaweed essence, a natural complement to sushi, came through. It was nice, but I couldn't help but be left wanting a bit from the lack of wasabi punch one might expect from an item named for it.
this blini recipe (using all buckwheat and adding a touch of salt and sugar). A small dollop of leftover cashew-cannellini sauce topped each blini, with scallion and black Cavi-Art to garnish. It made for a simple yet delightful appetizer or snack. Again, the Cavi-Art added subtle saltiness and a pleasantly striking color contrast.
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*Full disclosure: The samples of Cavi-Art featured here were provided free-of-charge by the distributing company via Vegan Cuts, for the purposes of review. The opinions expressed here are my own; I was neither paid nor obligated to provide a positive review of any product presented here.