capelin

Mallotus villosus
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100 gram
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 97
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.42g
4%
Saturated Fat 0.452g
2%
Trans Fat 0.885g
Cholesterol 70mg
23%
Sodium 60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17.63g

Vitamin A
50iu%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
60%
Iron
0.90%
*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

Capelin are members of the Osmeridaefamily of smelts. They are known as sparling in England. Capelin are slender
translucent olive colored, small-scaled fish that grow to a maximum length of 25 cm (10 in). Capelin was once the primary food of cod in the North Atlantic. When the cod population diminished the capelin population increased drastically.
In Asia, females capelin only is consumed and it is considered a delicacy. The roe content of the fish is important to determine the quality. Capelin roe (“masago”) is considered as a high value product.
Male capelin is more consumed in Russia and Eastern Europe countries

Fishing Season

Season runs from July to September

Average Size/Weight

The males are usually bigger than females with sizes around 25cms and 40g
Females are usually smaller and commercially graded by pcs/kg.
Big sizes of female capelin are usually used for the industry (Under 40pcs/kg,41-45pcs/kg and 46-50pcs/kg
Smaller sizes are used for direct consumption (61-65pcs/kg and 65+)

Form/Packing

Block frozen
9kg / 10kg /18kg upon request

FREEZING FORM

Landfrozen, Block Frozen
Blast freezing

Sensory Characteristics

Also known as caplin the flavor resembles herring. Capelin Roe is considered a delicacy in many regions around the world. In China it is also consumed fried.

Ingredients

Capelin.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/FAO

wild caught, Canada, Norway

Product Available/Frozen

Capelin are graded by sex as the females containing the roe are more valuable. Once graded by sex they are graded by ct per KG and packed in blocks. Capelin gets sold to export markets where it is dried, and is also used to feed marine mammals.

Quality Control

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