Nataline is an ancient and pretigious brand of portuguese sardines in olive oil, which is well known and especially popular in northern italy.
Only seasonal fish are used to produce it, fished in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal in the best periods: from August to October. The sardines, as soon as they arrive in the Portuguese ports, are prepared while still fresh and selected by size: strictly four sardines per can. The sardines are prepared by hand by specialist workers, who place each sardine, fish by fish, onto stainless steel trays and then send them for cooking in modern autoclaves.
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