Tinned tuna enjoys hogging the limelight. No one sticks up their noses at it. It's convenient, healthy and tasty. But tuna is a large fish that enjoys a spot high up in the food chain, which means it contains higher levels of mercury, which is all kinds of bad for you.
It's time to tune the tuna; step aside, tuna! The sardines are tired of being packed in a can. If the thought of buying a can of sardines has never crossed your mind, consider the health benefits; there's nothing fishy about sardines.
Benefits of eating sardines:
• These little bottom-of the-food chain fishies are classed among the lowest mercury-containing fish.
• Sardines come in an ultra-convenient tin can; no can-opener necessary - just pull the tab to peel back the lid.
• They are affordable - about the same price as tuna.
• High in protein.
• They are high in healthy Omega-3 fats.
• They are also high in vitamins and minerals - especially calcium, which is found in the bones; so soft, you can eat them.
• They are one of the top 10 foods to eat on a hangover.
Top 5 sardine recipes:
1. Grilled sardines with red onion - with beautiful beetroot tzatziki
2. Bacon wrapped sardines - perfect for a light snack
3. Lemony sardines and potatoes - a superb combination of sardines and potato
4. Baked sardines with thyme and roast lemons - a tasty dish, great served with salad and crusty bread
5. Pasta con le sarde - that's Italian for 'sardine pasta', and it's flavoursome!
Would you be seen with sardines in your shopping cart?