Sardine (Luar)


This small oily fish is by far our healthiest product for you. Apart from all the super health benefits, sardine is slightly difficult to eat because of its strong fishy flavor and a lot of bones.

The size you get: 50 – 100 grams per fish

Note: All our prices and billings are based on the pre-cleaning/cutting weight of the seafood. The net weight at the time of delivery will be dependent on the type of cutting you choose.

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Sardines were named after the island of Sardinia, where they were once in abundance. The smaller fish are known as Sardine – Luar and the larger, older fish are called Pilchards.

Sardine or Luar fish is probably one of the healthiest fish of the Arabian Sea. Sardine is one of the top budget fish for the health benefit it offers.

This small size fish is abundant in the Arabian sea and is usually exported from Pakistan. Sardine is an Omega-3 fish with high zinc and protein content.

Sardine is a delicate fish and needs proper handling. It can be cooked with strong flavors to subside the fishy odor.

Flavor Profile

Apart from all the super health benefits, sardine is slightly difficult to eat. The meat is tan white when cooked. It has a strong fishy odor and a lot of bones that will make some of you uncomfortable


  • English Name: Sardine, Indian Sardine
  • Local Name: Luar, Lujar
  • Scientific Name: Sardinella longiceps


Sardine is a sea fish that loves to live in Pelagic coastal waters.

Catching Method

Sardine is caught using gillnets, seines, and bag nets.

Physical Attributes

Sardine has Scales on the body. Sardine has a rounded belly with a low keel of scutes. The pelvic fin has one unbranched and 8 branched rays. The pre-dorsal scales are paired and overlapping.


Sardine is bluish-green with silvery flanks.


On average, the sardine size is 50 to 100 grams per fish. However, other sizes are also occasionally available.

Cutting Preferences

Sardine is preferred for whole and headless cutting. Sardine is not recommended for boneless or slice cutting.

Approx. Cutting Yields

  • Whole: 100 %
  • Gutted: 75 %
  • Headless and Gutted: 55 %
  • Slices: 55 %
  • Boneless: 35 %

Cooking Preferences

Sardine is preferred to steam, grill, and fry.

Health Benefits

  • Heart friendly
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Improves Immune System
  • Strengthens the bones
  • Improves Skin and Hair health


Additional information


Whole (Uncleaned), Whole (Gutted)

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