Sardines in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Good Fish - 125g in BPA-free tin
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Juicy, sweet and mild in flavour, Good Fish sardines are caught off the coast of Spain and Portugal in the middle of the night and cooked and filleted onshore in Spain the following day, to ensure optimal quality.
Firm of flesh and excellent to eat, these sardines are preserved in certified organic extra virgin olive oil to maximise their flavour. Caught in small boats with small nets, these sardines are a small breed that is sustainable, renew quickly and have a small environmental footprint.
Preserved whole (minus the head and digestive system), sardines have well documented health properties and are robust, choice eating. Eat them whole, on fresh, crusty bread, or serve as part of a waxy potato salad with abundant herbs for a fresh and dynamic meal.
:: Why should mamas eat this? ::
Cold water fish are especially beneficial to consume whilst trying to conceive, pregnant & postpartum. This is thanks to the incredibly high levels of the brain-boosting omega 3 fat DHA.
Fatty fish like sardines provide the most concentrated sources of dietary DHA and are also low in mercury.
Aside from DHA fatty fish are among the few foods rich in Vitamin D, a nutrient most of us are deficient in. Seafood also contains many trace minerals including zinc, iodine and selenium.
Iodine needs are increased by 50% during pregnancy and deficiency is common. Iodine is necessary for normal thyroid function in both mother and baby and is essential to healthy brain development.
An added benefit of consuming sardines is the fact they are eaten whole - including the skin and bones which are an abundant source of calcium.
Wild-caught fish is preferred wherever possible since farmed fish is often contaminated with many unwanted chemicals as well as antibiotic resistant bacteria thanks to the heavy use of antibiotics in aquaculture.
Not to mention wild-caught fish is almost always higher in DHA compared to farm-raised fish.