PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its premium Gourmet Selects™ Sardines line. The new top quality skinless, boneless sardine fillets are offered in three different flavorful gourmet sauces: classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, rustic Tuscan Style Tomato Sauce and zesty Whole Grain Dijon Mustard, which provide a burst of flavor to make any meal something deliciously unexpected.
"Sardines are among the world's healthiest types of seafood and, up until recently, have only had niche appeal," said Frank Pogue, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, StarKist Co. "With our new Gourmet Selects Sardines, StarKist is innovating within the emerging category, taking this nutrient-rich fish to new levels with unique and flavorful sauces. We are excited to add a new taste to consumers' plates with this latest offering that we are sure will inspire!"
The single 4.37 ounce easy-open cans make the flavorful sardines varieties perfect to toss in a salad, incorporate into a recipe or simply enjoy right out of the can. The premium product retails for approximately $2.49 per can and will be sold exclusively at Walmart and grocery stores in select markets in the southern U.S.; check local stores for availability.
StarKist's Gourmet Selects™ Sardines are available in three inspiring flavors that pack a punch of flavor while offering optimal nutritional value:
Tuscan Style Tomato Sauce - Smothered in a rich tomato sauce with basil, roasted garlic and parsley, they will have you picturing the Tuscan countryside as soon as you taste them.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil –Packed in delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a natural, light smoky flavor, these are perfect on a sandwich or over pasta – or right out of the can.
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard – Though classic in presentation, these tangy delights have upped the ante and are perfect in a sandwich, on a cracker or with pretzels.
From Baja Sardine Tacos to Sicilian Style Pasta and even Sardine Pretzel Mustard Sandwiches, StarKist's new line will add a little surprise to your menu with tasty creative recipes that feature new ways to enjoy the petite treat.
Eating fish is good for you – and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and leading nutrition researchers agree. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend all Americans double the amount of seafood they eat. Incorporating more seafood into your diet is an easy way to eat right, and Gourmet Selects™ Sardines are a convenient way to reap the benefits of seafood. Sardines are a naturally plentiful source of protein that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, while still being nutrient-rich and an excellent source of Calcium, Omega-3 fatty acids , Selenium and vitamins E, D and B. Seafood is also good for your heart—research has shown that people who eat at least two servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less.
Visit www.StarKist.com/Sardines to learn more about the new StarKist® Gourmet Selects™ Sardines line and to find inspiring recipes. Be sure to become a StarKist fan on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. A category leader in innovation, StarKist was the first brand to introduce the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch®; StarKist Tuna Creations®, a line of lightly marinated tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a 65-year tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust and is well known for its charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, who swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.
SOURCE StarKist Co.