In 1891, in Vizcaya (Spain), Bernardo Ortiz de Zarate founded Conservas Ortiz. Since then a total of 5 generations have overseen the family business and continued to advance the artisanal and traditional fishing and processing techniques of Bernardo. From the beginning, Ortiz has dedicated themselves to the preparation of the highest quality canned seafood.
Today the Conservas Ortiz label is one of the most recognized labels in the world for tuna, anchovies and other related specialty canned fish.
The high quality of Ortiz products is internationally acknowledged and are sold today in over 40 Countries.
Preserving the world's fisheries is one of today’s major environmental problems and Ortiz remains very concerned about the future of their fish stocks, as well as regeneration of the species they catch. Their use of live bait and trolling techniques to catch the Bonito del Norte Tuna, and the use of "purse seine nets" for catching anchovies, supports the environment. Working using only artisanal methods, Ortiz takes particular care to preserve the art of fishing and the freshness of the fish.
Saveur Magazine said Bonito tuna is "one of the great gastronomic pleasures of every day life."
The Bonito del Norte is the most valued member of the tuna family - highly appreciated for its white flesh, exquisite flavor, and delicate texture.
It is fished using traditional hook and line methods, thus preserving the wonderful texture and flavor which is often lost when fishing with nets. Only the best of the catch is selected to ensure exceptional taste, freshness, and quality. This dolphin-free tuna from the Basque region of Spain (Bay of Biscay in northern Spain) is then gently cleaned by hand.
This exceptional white meat tuna has the solid texture, and hearty flavor, of Bonito tuna which is very different from albacore. It is packed in high-quality Spanish olive oil for extra flavor, and is all natural, with no additives or preservatives.
We use it for tuna sandwiches, stuffing piquillo peppers, on salads, paired with grilled fennel, and on crackers for appetizers.
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112 gram (3.95 ounce) oval tin