What You Get From Sardines

By. Nevanda - 21 Feb 2023


kelolalaut.com - Sardines – or many call herring fish – is a small fish that can grow up to 25 cm and belong to Clupeidae family. You can find this fish in almost every part of the world. Sardines most abundant are in Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranian seas. Sardines name might come from Sardinia island, an island in Italy off the Mediterranian seas where once this fish is found abundant. Sardines from different seas have their own unique trait of flavour, though when it is packed and preserved in oils and canned those nuances get lost. They swim in large group which called schooling and they feed on plankton. Because they are eating plankton, sardines have lower level of mercury than other fish do. 

For those of you who haven’t try to eat sardines yet their contain of nutrition might change your mind


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•    Omega 3 fatty acid
This fish is a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acid. Sardines have both EPA and DHA which is the two type of essential fatty acid that can reduce inflammation, improved heart health, better brain function and reducing the risk of chronic disease. It is highly suggested for the pregnant women to consume this type of essential fatty acid. The omega-3 fatty acid is proven to provide important support for the fetus’s brain and nervous system development. 

•    Vitamin
Sardines is one of the good source of vitamin B12 which helps improve cardiovascular system. Vitamin B12 helps maintain nerve function, brain health, blood cell information, energy level and more. This fish also contain vitamin D which necessary for the bone growth and health.

•    Calcium 
Sardines also provide high calcium and that is can be a great substitute for those who are lactose intolerant or need more calcium on their diet. Consuming a food that high in calcium can prevent bone mineral loss and helps to regulate bone metabolism which allow a formation to a new bone tissue.

•    Other Minerals
Beside all those good nutrient, sardine also provide other essential minerals like niacin, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosporus.


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