Explore The Full Sardine Range
Nothing packs a punch of flavour like small, oil rich sardine fish, and with a host of nutritional benefits including Vitamin D and Omega 3, our hearts and tastebuds alike will thank us for getting them into our diet. We sell a range of canned sardines, so whether you prefer them smothered in tomato sauce, or served plain with a hint of olive oil, we’ve got your dinner needs covered. Get creative with sardine recipes, sardines on toast for a quick snack, dinner sardine spaghetti or a light sardine salad.
THE SARDINE JOURNEY FROM SEA TO SHORE
Ranging from 10- to 30cm in length, sardines are one of the smaller fish on the food chain. John West sardines are sourced in a variety of places, from local UK waters, to those of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Fishing season is limited to the months between April and December, ensuring the best texture and freshest flavour. Once on board, these small, oily fish are transported to a canning site, where the tinned sardines are packed up and sent on their journey to your home.
Delicious Sardine recipes…
From pasta sauces to warm salads, we’ve got a range of recipe ideas for your canned sardines.
Due to their high-protein to low-calorie ratio, sardines are an excellent food choice to aid weight loss. Protein not only helps stimulate the metabolism, it also has a prolonged satiating effect, meaning it will help you feel fuller for longer. By reducing persistent cravings, sardines can make sticking to a weight loss programme much easier.
Sardines are one of the smaller fish to be found on the food chain. The size and softness of their bones means they’re entirely edible, however, you should always exercise caution when eating them, ensuring you chew properly. Sardine bones can provide a good source of calcium, but if you’d rather avoid them completely, sardine fillets come deboned.
You may notice canned sardines carry a distinctive from-the-sea, salty taste when compared to their fresh counterparts. That’s because sodium is used to preserve them beforehand. They’re also a rich source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, calcium and essential fatty acids.