Despite being a food phobia of many, these oily little fish have increasingly become exposed as a powerhouse for healthy living. A 100g serving of anchovy meat can provide our bodies with 19 grams of protein, 77 grams of calcium, 3 milligrams of iron and plenty of omega-3s. They are a rich source of the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B-12. These vitamins play a vital role in energy production, neurological health, formation of red blood cells, digestions and can help maintain healthy skin, nerves and vision. A 2-ounce serving of anchovies provides 26% of the daily recommended amount of iron, 16% for phosphorus and 10% for calcium and zinc. These minerals are vital for bone, nerve and muscle health as well as glucose regulation, energy production, immune function, blood clotting and blood oxygenation. Are you convinced yet? Not only that but they are a sustainable fish to eat.
Red Pepper Anchovy Cheese Dip
1 roasted red pepper
2 cup of fresh soft cheese
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pack of sardines rinsed & boned
Method: Blend ingredients in blender, garnish with capers.