Premium Quality Icelandic Stockfish Bits (Round Cod):
The Laruche Brand of Stockfish Bits consists of wild-caught Icelandic salt-water cod fish that has been naturally dehydrated with no added salt or preservatives. The cleaned fresh codfish with head and entrails removed is sliced into chunks and pieces, and air-dried. The drying process removes approximately 70% of the water while the fish retains the essential vitamins and nutrients. The dehydrated fish (STOCKFISH) acquires a peculiar flavor/taste that is totally different from the fresh codfish flavor. The nutritional value of 1-Kg of stockfish is the same as approx. 5-Kg of fresh fish. Stockfish is one of the richest known sources of protein, Calcium, Iron and B-Vitamins. Stockfish can be adapted to suite most tastes and palates. When adequately soaked, the fish regains its original weight and the flesh becomes milky. The fish can be cooked in the same way as fresh codfish (poached, fried, creamed or grilled), and can be used in a wide variety of nutritional and tasty dishes. When stored in a dry, non-humid and cool place, stockfish can be kept for several years without the need for freezing or refrigeration.