Ramon Peña, the passion for seafood canning
Spain's seafood canning tradition
Spain is a leading producer and exporter of canned seafood, with recent data indicating a rising trend. The regions of Galicia and Andalusia have been instrumental in steering the industry's growth.
During the 19th century, the Spanish salting industry flourished and gradually adapted new techniques that paved the way for the emergence of the canning industry. The first product to be canned was sardines, discovered by local divers near Galicia in a shipment from a French shipwreck around 1850.
Tuna is the primary fish in the Spanish canning industry, accounting for up to 70% of the EU's total production. It is also the most crucial species in Andalusia and the most commonly consumed canned good in Spain, with an average of three kilos per person per year, far exceeding the global average.
Spain's canning industry has been sustained by a wide range of seafood products, including mussels, cockles, and clams from Galician estuaries; melva and mackerel from the Andalusian coast; and anchovies and bonito from the Cantabrian coast.
Olive oil not only serves as a valuable preservation method but also enhances the quality of Spanish canned fish. When opening a can, it is crucial not to discard the olive oil as it can be used as a delicious accompaniment for other dishes.
Ramón Peña, tradition icon in canned food
Ramón Peña is a Spanish canned seafood company with a rich tradition in food preservation dating back to 1920. The company's philosophy is based on continuous improvement and a commitment to preserving the best of the sea in their tins. All of their products come from the Galician estuaries, which are considered to have one of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystems on the planet.
Innovation & sustainability
Ramón Peña believes that the key to differentiating themselves in a competitive sector is their commitment to innovation and development. They have a laboratory equipped with the most advanced technology and base their growth on improving processes and technology.
The company is also committed to sustainability and responsible fishing methods to guarantee the future of marine biodiversity. They have a biological purification system that does not use chemical products, and waste or food by-products are collected by authorized agents for their subsequent use.
Ramón Peña has IFS and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety quality certifications, which guarantee the food quality and safety of their products and processes. They currently export to more than 26 countries, bringing quality canned goods to every corner of the planet.
The company's products are differentiated in the current market by their strict classification of raw materials, along with artisanal processes, which uphold quality controls throughout the entire production process.
How to enjoy Canned Seafood?
There's no better way to kick things off than serving it up as an appetizer with bread, picos, or potato chips. Mussels in pickle sauce with chips, a salad of tuna belly with tomatoes, deviled eggs, or mussels pate are some of our top picks. Want to be on-trend? Don't forget to use the remaining juices to whip up soups, stews, or sauces that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Sounds tempting, doesn't it?