The specialists emphasize the importance of including canned fish in the diet because it is food with a high nutritional value, thanks to its content in proteins, vitamins, fat and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Canned fish are sterilized products to which no preservatives need to be added, and are especially recommended for children because they are rich in omega 3. These qualities are added to their price, since they are quite affordable.
Spain, in addition, is the second world producer of canned fish and, therefore, in our country, and as explained Angela Lopez de Sa, executive director of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), the standards of Quality and safety are very high, since the regulation that regulates the marketing of these products is very strict.
According to this expert, the process that is followed to elaborate canned fish does not alter the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates of these foods, and stresses that fish preserves are also an important source of calcium, especially sardines if consumed whole with thorns, since a can of sardines in oil of 100 grams contains around 300 milligrams of calcium.
Natural fish preserves, on the other hand, offer other advantages, such as their low salt content and lower calories, which makes them appropriate for people who need to take care of their weight. In addition, you can add the preferred sauce and mix, for example, with pasta or rice, to make a complete dish, nutritious, and quick and easy to prepare.