Pilchards are ‘oil-rich’ fish, which makes them an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
They are small, open-ocean fish, which filter-feed on plankton in the nutrient-rich zones of cold currents. They are a staple food for other fish-eating marine life, such as tuna, seabirds, game fish, sharks and dolphins and are only a suitable size for canning once they mature at the end of their second year. Once wild-caught, using the traditional purse-seine fishing method, they are processed and steam-cooked in the can before the final dressing (tomato sauce, brine, etc.) is added.
Glenryck Pilchards come from a number of sustainable sources, principally South Africa and Namibia, where they are caught from the South Atlantic Ocean and Portugal and Morocco, from the Atlantic Ocean. We also use a factory in the Pacific Ocean to maintain 100% supply at all times.
Glenryck Pilchards are available in the following variants and sizes:
- Glenryck Pilchards in tomato sauce (155 g; 400 g)
- Glenryck Pilchards in brine (155 g; 400 g)All Glenryck products are cooked in the can; this dramatically reduces cooking time and energy usage in the home.