Yes, tinned sardines often undergo a cooking process before being sold, which can result in some loss of their health benefits. However, fresh sardines do not face this issue and offer a fantastic way to enjoy the nutritional advantages of this fish. Raw sardines are rich in long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids, making them a delicious and nutritious option to fulfil your recommended portion of oily fish each week. Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their positive effects on heart health.
Fresh sardines' versatility allows for various cooking methods, including frying, grilling, barbecuing, or baking. Whether you cook them whole or butterfly them and season them with olive oil and salt, the result is a flavorful and satisfying meal. Squeezing fresh lemon juice over the cooked sardines adds a tangy and refreshing element that perfectly complements the rich, oily fish.
Raw sardines are famous for those seeking a healthy and nutritious meal. It is worth noting that they contain bones that are generally safe to eat. However, if preferred, you can fillet the fish to easily remove the flesh from the bones after cooking.
We supply these as frozen sardines to ensure their freshness and preserve their incredible nutrients. Freezing them shortly after the catch helps maintain their quality, making them a convenient addition to any freezer. In addition to Omega-3 fatty acids, sardines are also a source of vitamins D and B. Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining normal bone health and supporting the immune system. In contrast, B vitamins contribute to energy metabolism and help reduce tiredness and stress.
By incorporating fresh sardines into your diet, you can enjoy their delicious taste while reaping the benefits of their nutritional value.
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SourcingOur sardines are sourced on the south coast of England. They are caught by local fishermen with a wealth of knowledge, allowing them to catch the fish in the best location, ensuring sustainable stocks. It also means we help the local fishing communities and keep England's traditional fishing industries alive. They are seasonal fish, so we source all of our sardines in May-July and freeze them to give you access to an annual supply.