Fish oil, sardine

Fun Facts

  1. Sardines are small, oily fish that belong to the family called Clupeidae. They are also known by the name pilchards in some places. Sardines generally come as canned fish and they are commonly known as canned sardines. Although sardines are regarded as a single species, there are actually 21 types of fish that can easily fall under the category of sardines.
  2. Some of the most popular species of sardines include sardina, sardinops, sardinella, and dussumieria. These fish are found mostly in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. According to a report, in the past, sardines were the single largest component of fish harvesting done around the world.
  3. Sardines were one of the easiest fish to obtain and they were known to man for a few millennia. However, sardines rose to popularity during the early 18th century in Europe after the introduction of canned version.
  4. Canned sardines contain energy, protein, lipid or fat, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Vitamins in sardines include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, A, D, E and vitamin K.

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