Frog Caviar: delicacy, medicine and coral
Delicacies are different, depending onaccepted conventions of a particular state or people. And frog caviar in some countries is considered the same festive yummy as red and black caviar of sturgeons and salmonids in Russia.
It's worth it?
Today in the food market you can findall sorts of delicacies, some of them a few decades ago people knew only by hearsay. And today, if you want, you can serve any dish to the table, frog eggs will not be an exception. Delicacies are all expensive. This is due to their low availability. So, one frog lays only about 2 grams of caviar. It is easy to calculate, from how many amphibians you need to collect eggs to make a 100-gram jar. Very often frog eggs are extracted by poachers, destroying the inhabitants of reservoirs by submarine explosions. Obtained in such a barbaric way caviar unscrupulous suppliers are often issued for caviar of sturgeon, it is artificially tinted, giving a shade of red.
Frogs and corals
Sometimes you can find the phrase "euphiliafrog caviar. "If you do not go into details, you might think that euphylia is the scientific name for amphibian roe, but in fact this beautiful word is called a kind of coral, and the frog's caviar in this name has only the value of visual similarity.Corals resembling in appearance the future offspring of frogs, dwell in warm tropical and equatorial oceanic waters.Thanks, corals are not plants, as some think, but living things. A beautiful name has several varieties of polyps - the euphilia of hammers flare, etc. The distinctive feature of the coral, resembling the offspring of amphibians in its appearance, is that it fluoresces in the dark. A beautiful living entity is another amazing mystery of our planet.
How's the medicine?
In some countries, the frog's calf had longa special value, as a magical and medicinal product. And to this day, traditional healers collect it in the spring, lined a thin layer on the fabric, dried, and then in this form is applied to the erysipelas of the skin, as an anti-inflammatory. This, perhaps, is the only disease in the treatment of which traditional medicine uses caviar of frogs. However, according to some scientists, frog caviar, useful properties of which have not been sufficiently studied, can exert some influence on human cells, comparable to the action of human stem cells. That is, it is assumed that, using the future offspring of amphibians, one can make human cells rejuvenate, fighting aging and disease. These developments are likely to continue, although skeptics predict all attempts to make the frog's spawn potion a quick failure.
But how to distinguish one from another?
In principle, all the eggs of all living things,who receive offspring in this way, are somewhat similar - a shell, transparent or having any shade, reliably protects the nascent life. And what does frog caviar look like? Varieties of tailless amphibians, which in everyday life are called one word - frogs, is quite a lot. And, accordingly, the caviar of each species will be slightly different. But in general terms, frog caviar is a gelatin capsule that lets oxygen and carbon dioxide swell in water. Inside it is the embryo, which is black or brown in color. The capsule in water retains all the useful substances that allow the fetus to evolve into a tadpole - a young frog. Different amphibians lay eggs in different ways: someone on the leaves of plants, someone burrows their future offspring one egg at a wet land, and some frog-mothers wear a brood on their backs. In nature, it is very difficult to confuse amphibian caviar with the caviar of some other species of living things that grow their offspring in this way. But on the shelves of the store very often frog's caviar, dyed with dyes, salted, suddenly becomes caviar of valuable fish species.
Frogs are amazing creatures, theyare distributed all over the planet, but people sometimes think little about how much benefit they bring. Nature has created a lot of amazing living things. And the human task is to save all these natural jewels.