Caviar from the North, Squid from the West, Shrimp from the East, Humboldt is your go-to international food broker. Bringing you the freshest pick out of the oceans from around the world. Seafood is widely regarded as a healthy eating choice that is high in proteins, vitamins, minerals, Omega oils and low in fat which increases its demand in an increasing food conscious society. Without a doubt seafood is a growing trend worldwide. Per capita consumption has doubled from 10kg in the 1960’s to 20kg in 2016. Due to its high demand, global fish stocks are increasingly threatened by pollution, over fishing and illegal or unregulated fishing. For these reasons, Humboldt only sources from reputable suppliers and sustainable fisheries in countries around the world such as Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Vietnam to bring you the freshest seafood.Whether you are looking for fish, shellfish or seaweed, you are assured that the longevity of the ocean and the wildlife living in its waters are taken into consideration when sourcing products, we adhere to strict rules and regulations which enforce sustainability and responsibility.
Caviar is one of the oldest delicacies known to humankind and ranges from light grey to brown-black. It is high in calcium and other nutrients.
Clams go by different names around the world and come in a variety of shapes and size. Only around 150 species of 1500 are edible.
Used in many cuisines across the world, crab is prized for its soft, delicate sweet taste. Eating portions of this species comes with incredible health benefits.
Herrings are used as a delicacy in pastas and salads, but can be fermented, pickled, smoked, cured and also eaten raw. They are also used for manufacturing oil.
Mackerel is a delicious and nutritious fish with a creamy tasting meat that is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It is one of the highly recommended oily fish for healthy diets.
Mussels have been consumed for thousands of years. Popular steamed, fresh, in a white wine sauce, seafood mixes and can be deep fried.
Oysters are commonly eaten raw with lemon, pepper or a few drops of tabasco. Naturally one of the most nutritionally balanced foods.
Pilchards are subspecies of sardines and can be prepared in numerous ways. They are great in pastas, grilled, fresh, and in salads.
Salmon is a health food that is commonly consumed in many forms including raw, grilled, fried, or steamed. Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and protein.
Sardines are rich in vitamins, proteins and other nutrients. They are usually canned due to their small size and impressive nutritional benefit.
Shrimp is low in calories, rich in protein and other important nutrients. This versatile shell fish can be used in stir fry, sushi, in pasta or eaten fresh.
Very popular in food, squid is often called by its Italian name, Calamari. It can be stuffed whole, cut into flat pieces, or sliced into rings then grilled or deep fried.
Tuna is highly regarded as one of the world’s healthiest foods and can be prepared in a variety of ways.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food producing sector and currently amounts to 50% of the world’s fish is used for food. The Asia-Pacific region continues to dominate this sector. The Northwest Pacific is the most productive fishing area, accounting for about 27% of the global catch. The top 10 most targeted species account for roughly one quarter of the world's catch.
These are (aquaculture and wild caught combined)
- Grass Carp (cultivated)
- Peruvian Anchovetta (wild)
- Silver Carp (cultivated)
- Common Carp (cultivated)
- Clams (cultivated)
- Alaskan Pollock (wild)
- Nile Tilapia (cultivated)
- Whiteleg Shrimp (cultivated)
- Bighead Carp (cultivated)
- Skipjack Tuna (wild)
The Top 10 Wild caught only are:
- Peruvian Anchovetta
- Alaska Pollock
- Skipjack Tuna
- Sardinella spp
- Atlantic Herring
- Chub Mackerel
- Horse Mackerel
- Yellowfin Tuna
- Japanese anchovy