Canned Sardines

Sardina pilchardus

Origin: Ecuador FAO 87
Size: 150- 425g
Ingredients: Sardines, tomato

Sardines, or pilchards, are several types of small, oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae. It is as well a pelagic.
Sardines are commercially fished for a variety of uses: for bait; for immediate consumption; for canning, drying, salting, or smoking; and for reduction into fish meal or oil. In the Atlantic ocean, sardines are usually caught from the south west of Europe and on the west coast of North Africa.
Morocco is the largest canned sardine exporter in the world and the leading supplier of sardines to the European market. Sardines represent more than 62% of the Moroccan fish catch and account for 91% of raw material usage in the domestic canning industry. Some 600,000 tonnes of fresh sardines are processed each year by the industry.

FISHING SEASON

Usually Atlantic Sardines have an average size of 100g. They are usually graded as 8-12 pcs/Kg but they can be bigger and fatter during the summer.

FREEZING FORM/PACKING

H&G pieces cooked in Tomato Sauce. Opistomena libertate / Etrumeus teres / Sardinops sagax or Pilchardus 4-5 pieces/can.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

Like the herring, Sardines have a hearty fish with strong flavor and a medium texture Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals. A small serving of sardines once a day can provide 13% of vitamin B2; roughly one-quarter of niacin, and about 150% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B12. Because they are low in the food chain, sardines are very low in contaminants, such as mercury, relative to other fish commonly eaten by humans. The HGT products are going essentially to the canning industry. It is usually canned in oil or tomato sauce.

QUALITY CONTROL/CERTIFICATIONS

BRC, IFS

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.89g 18%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Trans Fat 3.350g
Cholesterol 70mg 24%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 18.6g
Vitamin A 167iu%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 12%
Iron 1.63%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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packaging

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