One of the products that we can find in our selection are fresh sardines from Portomar. Las conservas Portomar S.L.U. They belong to the Spanish group “Armadora Pereira”, founded in 1956 and headquartered in the city of Vigo. The main activity of the group is fishing and the transformation of fish products in their refrigerated and frozen versions.
Expert captains, skippers and specialized crew fish 113 species with 19 boats equipped with the most modern technology, in a way that respects the environment and is responsible, complying with the sustainability standards of the species established by the most demanding institutions.
In addition, the group has several plants for the production of seafood, both refrigerated and frozen. The most important factory, Pereira Productos del Mar, is located in the fishing port of Vigo (Spain). The others are in Senegal and Namibia.
TRADITION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Conservas Portomar is the new subsidiary of the group, acquired in May 2016, taking advantage of the synergies and potential of the different resources provided by a consolidated group and a benchmark in the fishing sector, such as Armadora Pereira. It is a company dedicated with care and seriousness to the production of canned seafood.
This company is located in Vilagarcía, in the heart of the Ría de Arousa, a privileged place in Galicia for fishing and manufacturing the most exquisite seafood. They are specialists due to their long experience in selecting the best raw materials from the sea, since the entire team that makes up Portomar was born and raised by the sea, so it is part of their childhood and their lives. In addition, its preparations are cooked with 100% natural ingredients, without additives, without colorings and without preservatives, to enjoy unique flavors and very healthy products.
Conservas Portomar has a modern factory of 3,000 m2. The manufacturing facilities consist of state-of-the-art production lines, but without losing the essence of the traditional and artisanal.
The main characteristic of the plant is a distribution of very direct flows and physically separated environments to maintain high standards in hygienic-sanitary conditions and food safety.
Likewise, they have a modern and fully equipped laboratory to carry out all the controls and analyzes required by current legislation. The quality control and batching system allows them to detect any incident in a matter of minutes and limit the problem until they know the exact time of manufacture, the machine and even the operator who intervened in the process.
FLAVORS OF THE SEA: FRESH SARDINES
These preserves offer the best product to bring to your table the exceptional flavor of seafood from the Galician Rías, with the guarantee of excellent quality. All the products they make are of the highest quality: shellfish, such as cockles or clams, which are born and raised on the sandy banks of the beaches of the Galician coast, or mussels, a very complete, healthy and dietary food.
Fish, such as sardines, light tuna belly or Northern bonito, all of them of high nutritional value, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, with the best olive oils.
Specifically, the sardine, along with the anchovy, is one of the healthiest blue fish, and an easily absorbed food, very rich in vitamins A, E, B3 and B12, and in minerals such as calcium, iodine, zinc, phosphorus , and polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially OMEGA 3.
The sardines in olive oil can be tasted in canapés served with tomato slices, or mixed with other ingredients, it also serves as a base in the preparation of patés, in salads, or omelettes. These fresh sardines have been caught at dawn, which is when they mostly have an empty belly; They are fished in an artisanal way, with a vertical net so as not to make a bag, so that they are not crushed when the net is collected. They are caught in the rich waters of Rianxo, Ria de Arousa.
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