Sardines & Anchovies
We understand, with 21 species of sardines, the world of tiny fish can be confusing and you want to know what you’re eating! So, let us demystify what you’ll find in a can of Millionnaires sardines. We use three species of sardines in our products:
- Sprattus sprattus: Also known as brislings, you’ll find Sprattus sprattus in all our Brisling Sardine products. Sprattus Sprattus species are considered to be the smallest and most premium type of sardines.
- Sardina pilchardus: Commonly called European pilchards, you’ll find Sardina pilchardus in our cans of Skinless Boneless Sardines.
- Sardinops sagax: Sardinops sagax, or South American pilchards, are what you’ll find in cans of Millionnaires Wild Sardines in Olive Oil.
You better believe it! Our tiny fish pack big nutrition benefits. They’re rich in vitamins B and D, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and calcium. Learn more here.
You bet! While their calorie contents might be slightly different, our flavoured sardines have all the nutritional benefits of those packed in oil. Find out more about each of our products by visiting their individual product pages.
The delicate texture of anchovies that you’ve come to love means they need a little extra care. Our anchovies are not processed in pressure cookers – that’s why placed in the cooler section of grocery stores and should be refrigerated when opened.
If you’d like to store sardines or anchovies after opening the can, transfer them to an airtight glass or plastic container and store them in the fridge for up to three days. When it comes to anchovies, we recommend adding a bit of olive oil to the container to cover them.
If you’d like to store your sardines or anchovies longer than three days, you can also freeze them, which extends their life to three months. Just remember that they’ll last for three days after thawing and their texture will change after they’ve been frozen, so they’re best used for cooking.
The common allergens across the Club des Millionnaires portfolio are fish (sardines, anchovies) and soybean oil, which is used in our Wild Brisling Sardines in Soya Oil.
We encourage you to refer to the list of ingredients on each of our cans to ensure that ingredients you might be sensitive to aren’t present.
Although Health Canada states that dietary intake of Bisephenol A (BPA) via food packaging doesn’t currently pose health risks to the general population, we’re proud to state that our can suppliers do not add BPA to cans during the production stage.
At Millionnaire’s we’re passionate about the environment and the health of
our oceans. We’re also wildly passionate about bringing you the best tiny fish
available. All our sardines and anchovies are wild caught, not farmed, and
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