|All about sardines as food.|
Sardine Health Benefits
- They’ve got all the B-complex vitamins we all need.
- They’re loaded with vitamin D.
- They’ve got a decent amount of vitamin E and some vitamin K.
- As for minerals, it’s a veritable bonanza. Lots of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium.
Sardines are also surprisingly inexpensive for their value. A big, red, flat can of them costs around $2 (your prices may vary). Usually, they will already be in a tomato sauce. Just microwave and enjoy.
And the usual seafood mercury poisoning fears are not a concern here. The larger and more long-lived the fish, the higher the mercury concentration levels. Sardines are short-lived and small. Mercury contamination is not a problem.
And when you are looking at your sardines, do not feel guilty about eating them. They are incredibly stupid and won’t even notice. Besides, they’re already dead.