Fri Nov 24th

National Sardines Day

On National Sardines Day, these silver little fishes are commemorated on November 24th. They may not be able to swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor.

Although some people are reluctant to try these tiny, silver fish, some people are afraid to try sardines, others consider sardines a delectable snack that can be enjoyed on their own or with crackers.

Sardines are several species of small, oily fish that are related to herrings. Although we're most familiar with canned sardines, some prefer fresh sardines grilled. This small fish can also be pickled and smoked. When canned, they can be packed with water, olive, sunflower, or soybean oil, as well as tomato, chili, or mustard sauce.

Sardine was first used in English at the start of the 15th century, possibly coming from Sardinia's Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where there was a sardine abundance was present.

In the 1950s, the sardine canning industry in the United States hit its high point. After 135 years in operation, the Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, Maine, the country's last large sardine cannery, closed on April 15, 2010.

How to celebrate #nationalsardinesday

To a friend, give them a can or two of canned sardines. See if you like the mustard, chili, or tomato-packed ones better! To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalSardinesDay.

This year is the only holiday on this date, if you're celebrating Every Day most years. So we'll have some extra special tips to help you celebrate.

  • Try sardines on a salad. For a start, mash them up and mix them with some Caesar dressing. If that improves the experience, try adding some extra croutons if that improves the experience
  • Toss them with pasta and a spicy marinara sauce
  • Grill them with olive oil and grill them. Add lemon, garlic, and tarragon to the dish

Sardine FAQ

Is sardines the only canned fish that are canned? Q. Is sardines the only kind of fish that are canned?

A. No. A. No. A. No. Canets are available for a variety of fish. Among those are:: Some of those include:: Some of those include::

  • Herring
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna
  • Trout

Q. Do you eat the entire sardine?

A. You can and many others do. The bones are edible.

Q. Can you cook canned sardines?

A. Yes. Yes. Canned sardines can be prepared in any of the same ways that fresh fish are prepared.

Sardines are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A from one's daily vitamin intake contains:

  • 13 % B2
  • 25 % niacin
  • 150% vitamin B12
  • phosphorus
  • calcium
  • potassium
  • iron
  • selenium
  • omega-3fatty acids
  • vitamin D
  • protein

B vitamins are essential in supporting proper nervous system function and energy metabolism, and they are used for energy metabolism. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease, as well as lowering blood sugar levels.

Sardines are extremely low in contaminants, such as mercury, and they are similar to other fish commonly eaten by humans.