25/4.375 OZ TINS
Sardines are named after Sardinia, the Italian island where large schools of these fish were once found. While sardines are delightful enjoyed fresh, they are most commonly found canned, since they are so perishable. With growing concern over the health of the seas, people are turning to sardines since they are at the bottom of the aquatic food chain, feeding solely on plankton, and therefore do not concentrate heavy metals, such as mercury, and contaminants as do some other fish.
One of the most treasured and special ingredients of Campania is colatura di alici. Its roots date back to ancient Rome where it was known as garum. The deep brown elixir is made by hand, using only natural ingredients and without adding any preservatives. Colatura is the liquid obtained by ageing the anchovies in a controlled environment for 9 to 12 months during the anchovy curing process. The resulting extract then aged for 3 to 4 years in oak wood barrels before being filtered and bottled. Colatura is rich with the flavors of the sea and anchovy flavor.