Are you supposed to wash anchovies?

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asked Nov 20, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by Trialbrooks (1,040 points)
Are you supposed to wash anchovies?

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answered Feb 10, 2023 by 12iroanges (26,280 points)
You are supposed to rinse the salt packed anchovies to remove the excess salt although fresh anchovies do not really need washing unless you prefer to.

Once removed from the tin, rinse thoroughly the anchovy under running water for a few minutes, preferably room temperature water.

This step allows to eliminate the excess salt deposited on the surface of the fish.

It is healthy to eat anchovies as anchovies contain many essential minerals and vitamins which provide us with some major health benefits.

Anchovies are best known as being a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that promote good brain and heart health and they also have selenium which can reduce your risk of certain types of cancer.

When it comes to anchovies vs sardines the sardines are slightly larger and chubbier in size than anchovies and with a smaller mouth.

The sardines are also usually preserved in olive oil which gives them a milder, rounded flavor and anchovies instead are more often salt cured that gives the anchovies a more pungent and fishier flavor.

Many people actually eat sardines including some Americans.

Sardines are a favorite food of the Keralites and also the people of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and the Coastal Karnataka,

Sardine fish are typically eaten fresh and canned sardines are not as popular.

Also fried sardines are a much more sought after delicacy.

In many countries in Europe, including Portugal and Spain, where they are very popular, sardines are grilled and served up on a plate with just a sprinkle of salt.

They can also be baked, broiled or fried.

The bones in a sardine are so small that the entire fish can be eaten.

Also sardines are a good food for weight loss.

Sardines are low enough in calories that they won't increase your weight gain and can help you lose the weight.

You can eat sardines and feel full while shedding the weight and fat off your body.

Sardines are very healthy and can also boost your mood and provide you with many needed nutrients as well.

Sardines also are loaded with protein, which helps to stabilize your blood sugar, makes you feel full and helps stimulate metabolism.

They're also a great source of omega-3s, which strengthen the cardiovascular system and can help improve your memory and brain health and may prevent dementia.

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