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Herring in Sour Cream & Chives

Marinated Herring – Sour Cream + Chives

Available in 12 and 24 ounce Jars
800mg EPA+DHA Omega-3 Per Serving

Herring in Sour Cream & Chives Label

Herring in Wine Sauce

Marinated Herring – Original Recipe

Available in 12 and 24 ounce Jars
550mg EPA+DHA Omega-3 Per Serving

Herring in Original Recipe Label


Our ingredients are the highest quality and we will never compromise that.

Ma Baensch Food Products imports sustainable herring tidbits from Newfoundland. This premium herring is caught in the North Atlantic, filleted, precut and packed in barrels exclusively for Ma Baensch in a special salt brine. The herring is kept refrigerated throughout the entire process. Then, one barrel at a time, we sort the tidbits and place only the firmest, select pieces in stainless steel tanks and rinse them in overflowing, fresh cold water. This process ensures that Ma Baensch herring maintains the quality taste that is uncompromising.


After rinsing, we marinate the premium herring in Lena’s secret sauce. When the marinating process is complete, the premium herring is drained, hand-packed into jars and filled with fresh marinade or cream sauce. Unlike some of our competitors, Ma Baensch uses only the highest quality ingredients including cane sugar, natural dairy products and Spanish onions, in our herring recipes. Our unique process is the reason why we are confident that Ma Baensch premium herring is the “Baensch” mark of herring.


Are you aware that, beside the delicious addition herring makes to your dining, it is extremely healthy? It is rich in nutrients that promote health in many ways. Herring is:

– Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and thus healthy for your heart and brain!
– Rich in Protein and Calcium which makes it an alternative to meat or dairy products!




Omega-3 fatty acids are a unique class of oils found almost exclusively in marine animal and plant life. These highly unsaturated fatty acids, concentrated in fish oil, are key in the battle against heart disease. Medical research has shown there is tremendous potential for defeating our nation’s number-one killer with a diet that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids. It is universally believed that people who eat seafood, especially fish, are less likely to develop diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, kidney disease and bronchial asthma. Omega-3 has also been known to slow or prevent cancerous tumor growth, help prevent blood clots and stimulate blood circulation. These fatty acids are also beneficial to brain function as they enhance the cell membrane functions that are involved in transmitting messages.


A nutritious alternative to meat and dairy products, herring is naturally rich in omega-3 and high in protein and calcium. According to a March 2005 study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, the sought-after omega-3s represent more than 12 percent of the fatty acids in herring. Herring has more omega-3s than sardines, salmon, tuna and trout. With more than 333 mg. of fatty acids per ounce, Ma Baensch herring is a great source of omega-3s.


Ma Baensch herring in original and sour cream and chive varieties are specialty items for those consumers looking for a high quality product with natural ingredients. The Ma Baensch plant conforms to all FDA HACCP requirements and our entire product line is certified kosher through the Chicago Rabbinical Council. Ma Baensch superior quality is consistent. Once consumers try Ma Baensch, they’re hooked and they agree Ma Baensch is The Best Taste From The Sea …Naturally.


Baensch Food Products Co. is a regional small business that produces a premium product. Our ingredients are of the highest quality and we will never compromise that.


– Ma Baensch uses wild herring of the highest quality available, sustainably caught in the North Atlantic by our supplier in Newfoundland, Canada. Most other herring brands supplement with a lower grade herring.


– Ma Baensch sorts and packs the herring tidbits, selecting only the firmest fillet cuts.


– Ma Baensch uses pure cane sugar. Most other herring brands use standard corn syrup.


– Ma Baensch uses fresh Spanish onions sliced on site for daily production which eliminates the need for refrigeration. Most other herring brands use pre-processed, treated onions.


– Ma Baensch herring is marinated overnight and drained the next day for packing in fresh marinade to provide that special Ma Baensch flavor. Most other herring brands pack in the original marinade.


– Ma Baensch uses Wisconsin’s Natural Buttermilk and Natural Sour Cream for the highest quality. Most other herring brands use a lower grade of dairy products and acidified sour cream.


– Ma Baensch herring is always packed carefully to protect each plump little fillet and provide the perfect herring experience. Our employees are proud to
“Put their Smile in every Jar”.