Sardines vs Anchovies
Sardines and anchovies are both small, silver fish that are available in similar forms, but they are far from the same thing.
- Sardines are a type of herring that is found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and can be identified by their dark, round spots.
- The word sardine is often falsely given to any species of small, silvery fish in these waters, even though they are not all sardines.
- These fish are named after a region of Italy, called Sardinia, where these fish were once caught and packaged in large numbers.
- The typical method of eating sardines is to roast, grill or marinate them first, particularly if you have a larger fish. Smaller fish are most often tinned and eaten whole.
- These fish are also very high in omega-3 fatty acids and are considered good for neurological health.
- Anchovies tend to be smaller and slimmer than sardines, and lack the recognizable spotting.
- Instead, they tend to have a grey or green tinge on their backs.
- The flavor of this fish is stronger than sardines, and there are more than 140 different species of this fish.
- These fish are often preserved and sold in either an oil-rolled or salt-cured form.
- You can also fry these fish and serve them with lemon.
- These fish are also high in omega-3 fatty acids.