Ortiz Sardines, part of the Sardina pilchardus variety, are hand cleaned, one by one. Just like wine, you can create a cellar of preserved Sardines, since their flavor and quality improve over time, becoming more tender and delicate.
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The European or common Sardine (Sardina pilchardus) is one of the most popular blue fish consumed in preserved form. This species is gregarious, moving in large shoals, and travels extensively throughout its life.
Despite its small size, this blue fish packs a huge amount of nutrients and is a true wonder of the sea. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, magnesium and vitamins B, D and E.
The time when a fish is in the best conditions of size and taste to be caught is known as the fishing season. Sardines are caught between August and November. Interestingly, they are best caught at dawn, which enhances their flavor.
Respect for the fishing season is fundamental to ensure the future of the species. This way we guarantee their survival and we are certain that the fish that reaches our table is always the highest quality possible.
Our great respect and love for the sea leads us to firmly believe in traditional fishing methods. At Conservas Ortiz, we have been committed for 130 years to methods that do not harm the marine ecosystem, respect the natural environment, and maintain the species’ population levels.
Sardines are caught using the technique known as seine fishing. This is a traditional selective fishing method passed down over generations and 100% sustainable.
Like good wine, the years are kind to preserved Sardines. One can of Sardines stored in ideal conditions can taste even more delicious than on the first day, even though we opened them years later. Some countries, such as France, have ‘sardine cellars,’ where they store canned sardines for years so that they become richer in flavor, and then they pick a special occasion to open them.