Even if sardines are widely used in our everyday life, this tiny little fish is often underestimated. We always say that sardines are rich in vitamins and fatty acids but do we really know why sardines are excellent for our health?
Sardines have many other advantages besides their small size. One of the major advantages is that sardines can keep their flavor in tins for years and years. The concept is quite easy: a cute little white tin, small fishes in it and eventually some flavored olive oil. A no-fault combination!
Sardines have been present and consumed for nearly twenty centuries, however people started canning it in the 18th century. At that time, people used clay pots and brine water instead of cans and olive oil. But things have changed since then.
Today, sardines are one the most consumed fishes throughout the world for more than one reason. Besides the fact that this little fish is very easy to use, sardines are full of benefits. And using extra virgin olive oil makes it even healthier. Just like all fatty fishes, sardines represent a high content of omega 3 and unsaturated fatty acids that are excellent for our health.
Sardine also contains a significant amount of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are also favorable for cardiovascular functioning and helps preventing many diseases.
Concerning the recipes, sardines can be used in many dishes and in several forms. Pizzas with sardines and mozzarella are simply delicious. If you’re ever searching for original recipes made with sardines, we suggest you sardine butter; a paste that can be spread on some toasts. De-li-cious!