Fish is a good source of protein, minerals and vitamins and its use is recommended in all stages of life, with a recommended 3 to 5 times a week in different formats and frequency culinary preparations. But often no time to go shopping, and turn to the alternative of canned fish. Are they healthy? Are they recommended? Suitable for all audiences? In the words of Dr. Javier Aranceta, “canned fish are safe products that play a role from a nutritional standpoint of comfort and healthy diet of all population groups and is an easy and quick way to enter the fish from day to day. ” “This finding is very relevant in the current context of society, especially considering that 6 out of 10 Spaniards recognizes that it should take more fish and most states do not eat what they should for lack of time or the cost of products, “he adds.
Canned and its relevance
“Fish and shellfish are a food group of great nutritional importance, relevant to cardiovascular health, cognitive, bone health and nutritional status,” recalls Dr. Aranceta. Essential nutrients that can be found in its different variants, he continues, are: “Proteins in tuna, bonito, cod, hake or sardines; fatty acids of marine origin in tuna, salmon, mackerel, mussels, sardines in oil; and polyunsaturated tuna in oil, pickled mussels, fresh tuna and sardines in oil. In fact, the best values of Omega-3 EPA and DHA are in tuna, anchovies and mackerel. ” Regarding micronutrients intake concludes, “fish contains significant amounts of B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin D, especially in fatty fish. It should also highlight the contributions of minerals such as iodine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium and iron. “
Is it cool product from a can?
The canned canned food product is fresh. For fish canning is a product that has been cooked, sterilized and placed in a sterilized container also, durable and perfectly sealed airtight manner. It is a way of preserving food that represents several benefits, among which are: the non-use of preservatives, safety from a microbiological point of view, preservation of nutritional properties, without refrigeration and durability unaltered Product .
These are the doctor’s advice Aranceta in relation to consumption of canned fish:
-To Choose canned good quality and, once opened the can, store excess content in the refrigerator in a glass container
-The Cans should be stored in cool, dry places sheltered from heat and light. Older containers are positioned in the front row as first choice consumer
-Avoid Buy cans or containers with scratches, dings or dents
-Wash Cans prior to use if you plan to eat them directly and containers were not protected with cardboard boxes
-The Life of canned is 6 years for oil products and 4 years for natural products
-Desechar The cans for signs of rust on the edges appear, the can is bulging, foam appears in the can, or had poor appearance / aroma liquid inside