Sardines

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The sardines have a firm texture and an intense and characteristic flavour, reminiscent of nuts and the sea. They can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as grilled, fried, pickled, canned, in salads, etc. They are highly nutritious, containing high quality protein, B vitamins, iron and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for cardiovascular and brain health.

  • Fresh
  • Block frozen
  • IQF Frozen
  • Eviscerated

Description:

Sardines are small fish belonging to the family Clupeidae, like sardines and herrings. They are highly valued for their flavour and their high content of health-promoting nutrients. Its body is elongated and fusiform, with a silvery skin and small scales.

These fish usually inhabit shallow coastal waters, where they feed on small crustaceans and plankton. Due to their size, they are frequent prey for other marine predators, which results in a short life cycle. For this reason, sardines are a seasonal fish, usually available in spring and summer.

Medium size

10 to 15 cm

Typology

Blue fish.

Scientific name

Sardina pilchardus (walbaum,1792)
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