MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The traditional flavour of tinned seafood

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Palacio de Oriente offers a set of products with characteristics typically associated with the Mediterranean diet, which place a strong emphasis on the traditional values of canned food: healthy, natural, balanced, with no preservatives or food colourings and with the unmistakable flavour of olive oil.

Palacio de Oriente's canned seafood products are notable for their high protein content and for the fact that they are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, particularly those preserved in olive oil.

The food pyramid is a method used to suggest the variety of foods to consume on a daily basis and the corresponding amounts of the same in proportion to each other.

Mediterranean countries have high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in their daily diet, these being substances that provide a multitude of benefits recognized by the medical community, such as:

  • Helping to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.

  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease, resulting from the reduction in blood pressure, the increase in vasodilation and the anti-inflammatory effects provided by the consumption of these fatty acids, thus reducing the risk of myocardial infarction.

  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are involved in the formation of cell membranes and they make up most of the brain tissue. They are found in the nerve cells responsible for the regulation of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and reproductive systems.

  • They help children to have better visual acuity and improved retinal development.

Palacio de Oriente makes it its business to ensure that you can enjoy at any time of the year products that are tinned when at their very peak in terms of maturity and nutrition, when the product is at just the right point as regards flavour and texture.

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SQUID TENTACLES IN OLIVE OIL

OCTOPUS AND SQUID

Squid tentacles in olive oil

"Squid is delicious to serve with pasta, rice, pizza and wonderful salads, in the company of good friends, with a nice glass of white wine or combined with an apperitif”. A quick, light and succulent dish.

Whole baby squid in olive oil

“Called 'Chipirones' (baby squid) in Spain, this is a product that is both original and authentic, cooked and prepared the traditional way, it is delicious in salads, or with pasta, pizza and polenta; a dish for all seasons; a new product to discover”.

Octopus in olive oil

Octopus is the most weIl known seafood product from the Galician coast. Its delicious meat is a real treat for chefs, given that it can be prepared in myriad ways, by adding some paprika (not included) we get one of the great dishes of Spanish cuisine, the famous “Pulpo a la Gallega”.

ALBACORE

ALBACORE

Albacore (germo alalunga), also known as Albicore, is the most highly-rated of all tuna species. It is fished exclusively with fishing rods. It is famous for its white, lean, light and tasty meat. It has a very low fat content, and the use of a recipe that uses very little salt, make it easy to digest and an ideal product for all kinds of diets. This product is a good source of Omega 3 and 6 oils. Connoisseurs of good tuna will find the most exclusive species of fish in this product.

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YELLOWFIN TUNA

Yellowfin Tuna (thunnus albacares) gets its name from the colour of its dorsal fins; it is the second most consumed species of tuna in the world. Our production method maintains all of the nutritional properties of the fish intact, without the use of any conservatives or artificial colours. Yellowfin Tuna in olive oil is remarkable for its high content of proteins and fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), which are very nutritious and can help prevent heart disease and high cholesterol. Its delicate flavour is ideal for all kinds of recipes and occasions.

FILLETS OF CANTABRIAN ANCHOVIES

FILLETS OF CANTABRIAN ANCHOVIES

The seas off northern Spain (where the Atlantic Ocean becomes the Cantabrian Sea, a sea where the cold waters of the north blend with more temperate waters) is where we find the very best anchovies in the world. The raw material is “Engrandis Encrasicolus” or European Anchovy, which has no equal in terms of its size and the taste of its meat. Fillets of this fish are naturally compact, with an intense flavour. It is fished between April and the start of June and the amounts that can be taken from the sea are carefully monitored. This fish is prepared manually in a meticulously traditional manner, always making sure to observe the minimum maturation times required to achieve a high standard of finished product (at least six months). Our Palacio de Oriente fillets in olive oil are compact, fleshy, free of any bones, and with a naturally intense yet delicate flavour, with just the right amount of seasoning.

MACKEREL FILLETS IN OLIVE OIL

MACKEREL FILLETS IN OLIVE OIL

Palacio de Oriente Fillets of Portuguese Mackerel in olive oil is a top of the range product that is very rich in Omega 3 oils. The mackerel (scomber Colias) is selected, worked on manually and packed in fillets one at a time. The fishing takes place in the clear waters south of the Iberian Peninsula (Portuguese and Spanish). The fillets are prepared according to an old recipe that is remarkable for achieving just the right amount of cooking and saltiness, giving us fillets that are tender, compact and tasty, thereby meeting the standards of even the most demanding Italian palates.