Meaty yet delicately textured, whole-fillet Spanish anchovies from Cantabrian Sea. Keep Cool to preserve quality. Processing anchovies in Cantabria is still a traditional art, and arroyabe anchovies are produced and hand-packed upon arriving fresh to the processing facility, they are gutted, placed in barrels with salt-layer separations and weighted. Once the fish has matured for between 3-7 months, it is washed, de-boned, and tinned with olive oil. Use anchovies as a source of savory “umami” flavor in your dishes – toss with pasta, mix into sauces, or serve atop salads. Anchovies are high in omega-3 fatty acids which help in the prevention of cardio-vascular disease and reduce cholesterol. They are also rich in iodine, calcium, vitamins a, d, b12, b6, b2 and unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid. Producer: arroyabe is in Bermeo, a coastal they purchase their fish fresh directly from the fisherman.