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Clupea Harengus
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100 gram
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.04g
14%
Saturated Fat 2.04g
10%
Trans Fat 2.133g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17.96g

Vitamin A
93iu%
Vitamin C
0.7%
Calcium
57%
Iron
1.1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

General Information

Herring fish belong to the genus clupea and family clupeidae. This family is estimated to include around 200 species of fish. Herring fish are relatively small, silver colored fish, which are abundantly found in the temperate waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. There are mainly two species of herring, Atlantic herring or Clupea harengus and Pacific herring or Clupea pallasii.

Fishing Season

In USA the “winter herring” is caught from November to March and the “summer herring” is caught from May to September.
Mid-summer and December are the ideal time for herring.

Average Size/Weight

Typically herring will vary in size during the year with the majority of the catches falling between 200 and 300
gram, with some production under 200 gram and some over 300 grams.
In USA the “winter herring” is usually between 50-80g (with a fat content between 5-7%)
The “summer herring” is usually between 80-150g (with a fat content between 12-16%)
In Canada and Scandinavia, the fish can reach 500g with a fat content above 20%

Form/Packing

Packing weight is customizable
Whole round / Block frozen

FREEZING FORM

Mostly available in whole round the fish is also cut in Canada or Europe into butterfly fillets or sold as H&G
Block Frozen usually frozen at land.

Sensory Characteristics

A hearty fish with strong flavor and a medium texture.
Rich in Iron and vitamin B-12

Ingredients

Herring

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

USA/Canada: FAO21
Europe: FAO27

wild caught, USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia

Quality Control

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