La Sirena was established in 1918 at the height of the great sardine boom in Monterey California. It has been the leading Latino brand for over almost 100 years.

Sardines are not a single type of fish. The name refers to a variety of small fish that live in schools in the temperate waters of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific. They are named after the island Sardinia.

La Sirena sardines are harvested according to approved international fishing standards and are sourced from locations around the world order to find the best quality and size options.

La Sirena’s pica pica is famous the world over and has never been duplicated. Our hardy tomato sauce is full-bodied and never watery. And the perfectly balanced spicy seasonings will make your mouth sing.

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them so you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as sardines, (also salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils). (Source: University of Maryland, Medical Center; http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/omega-3-000316.htm)

No. Sardines are low on the food chain, and research shows they are very low in contaminants.

Just store them you your kitchen cabinet, ideally in a cool one that’s away from excessive heat. Sardines have a long storage life, but you should always check the expiration date. If you have leftovers, be sure to refrigerate them.

Absolutely. We proudly note that on our cans. We belong to Earth Island Institute and are approved by them.

Yes. And we encourage everyone to do their part in recycling.

First, at our very core, we are committed to sustainable fishing practices. We believe it is our responsibility to assure that future generations have the same access to the same seafood that we do. This means we source our seafood only from fisheries that have proven their commitment to responsible harvesting.

La Sirena tuna is, of course, Dolphin Safe. Plus we are members of Earth Island Institute, an environmental organization dedicated to protecting our planet, and which certifies our tuna.

In addition we work on a daily basis to be responsible stewards of our planet–especially our seas. This means that all our packaging is recyclable. It also means a commitment to creating a work environment that fosters a respect for our planet.

Many are, please check the label to see.

Many are, please check the label to see.

Yes, absolutely.

Sometimes referred to as “a good fat”, Omega 3 is found in sardines and mackerel, for example. Medical experts tell us it has a vital role in the health of every cell in our body,

According to WebMD, “The benefits of omega-3s include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3s can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease.”

Yes, experts agree that sardines are a great source of calcium.

The mackerel we use is small mackerel, and like our sardines, is cooked with the bones, which make it a source of calcium.

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