There is no fish of any kind, anywhere, in any body of water, which bears the name Perla Pacifica
sardine in its natural original element, either in the scientific or commercial sense of the word. Perla Pacific
Sardine is a generic term applied to various kinds of small fish, packed hermetically in cans/other containers, in water or various oils/sauces. Sardines are not born as sardines. Some are called brislings, pilchards, or silds. In short, sardines are little fish of any species. Sardine is analogous to the word “cub”…there are deer, lion and wolf cubs - except there are no sardines swimming. They become sardines after they are in the tin. The name sardine is derived from Sardinia, a Mediterranean island, where small fish were in abundance.Our Perla Pacifica
label sardines are a Pacific sardine – sardinops sagax and a different family from the European sardine. They spawn off the Baja in California/Mexico, and then swim up the Perla Pacifica
. They live fast, and breed fast – they are like the rabbits of the ocean forest.Fresh sardines range from delicately flavored small fish to larger fish with a fuller, “oilier” flavor. Otherwise, flavor and texture depend on how the fish has been prepared – pickled, smoked, or salted.
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, please visit them at http://www.napoleon-co.com