Anchovies in oil, properties and benefits of this very tasty ingredient
Anchovies in oil are a fish product that not only animates the best aperitifs and typical Mediterranean recipes, but also a type of fish that is a pure source of well-being for our body.
Anchovies fall into the category of blue fish, which also includes cod, mackerel, tuna, salmon, oysters, molluscs and seafood.
What is the peculiarity of this type of fish? The richness of Omega 3 and 6, healthy polyunsaturated fats for our daily needs, as they can lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood.
But anchovies also preserve other important properties: let’s discover them together, with many delicious recipes to present them on the table thanks to the products on our online shop.
All the properties of anchovies in oil
Anchovies, also called anchovies, are saltwater fish that are easily found throughout the Mediterranean Sea, but also in the Black Sea and in the area east of the Atlantic Sea. They can also reproduce in lagoon and brackish areas.
In addition to being very tasty, especially in the oil version like the products we present, they are real bombs of health and well-being.
But let’s go with order.
Our body needs certain enzymes and fundamental principles to function well, just like a machine, and among them are proteins.
Yes, anchovies in oil, although so small, are rich in fish proteins, a very valid alternative to red meat (beef and pork) and white meat (chicken and turkey) that can also be consumed 3-4 times a week.
In addition, in anchovies you can find important mineral salts such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium and magnesium, essential for thyroid health; These are elements that promote the hormonal balance of women during all stages of life.
In anchovies there are iron (which counteracts anemia often due to abundant menstruation), zinc and selenium.
Other properties of anchovies in oil
Anchovies or anchovies can be eaten in purity, but also fried in paranza and in the classic fried fish of seafood restaurants.
In the latter case, however, the nutritional properties are lost with such aggressive cooking: preservation in oil, on the other hand, is an ancient method to preserve all the organoleptic equipment of this cheap fish but at the same time precious and delicious.
Anchovies are rich in B vitamins, fundamental as an energy booster available immediately during our day, vitamin D, important for the health of bones and teeth, vitamin A beneficial for the health of the skin and epithelial tissues.
Finally, you can eat them because:
- they are beneficial for the liver, kidneys and adrenals;
- they are beneficial for the health of the nervous system;
- provide the right need for fat;
- they are rich in omega 3 and 6;
- facilitate the production of red blood cells;
- help concentration and memory;
- they are rich in antioxidants;
- they are good for the heart;
- They accelerate and support metabolism.
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Fancy anchovies in oil for a delicious aperitif? Let’s discover now some recipes to make with anchovies in oil DF Gourmet.
Always remember that the best anchovies are processed one by one, cleaned and left whole in order to maintain the organoleptic content and all the nutrients.
With a package of anchovies preserved in extra virgin olive oil you can prepare an improvised aperitif, the one for friends who invite themselves at the last minute. Just some stale bread: wet it with a little warm water, then let it heat it in the oven for about ten minutes, you will find it soft and fragrant as fresh!
Cut it into slices and season with some anchovy fillets in oil for an unmistakable taste, even in the version with dried tomatoes.
Add black olives, Taggiasca olives, tuna or mackerel, fresh tomatoes or eggplant in oil, a few basil leaves et voilà, here is a tasty aperitif, easy and quick to prepare.
With anchovies in oil, preserved in the best extra virgin olive oil, with anchovies rolled or fillets, you can also cook an excellent condiment for linguine with seafood, or enrich a pizza platter with that extra taste, coming from the best fish preserves made as per Mediterranean tradition.