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Fish kulambu without coconut is very rare but at the same time very yummy dish.
Meen kulambu with tamarind makes it so special and yummy.
Sardines are small, oily fish that belong to the family called Clupeidae. They are also known by the name pilchards in some places. They generally come as canned fish and they are commonly known as canned sardines. Although they are regarded as a single species, there are actually 21 types of fish that can easily fall under the category of sardines.
popular species of sardines include sardina, sardinops, sardinella, and dussumieria. These fish are found mostly in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. According to a report, in the past, they were the single largest component of fish harvesting done around the world.
Canned sardines contain energy, protein, lipid or fat, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Vitamins in sardines include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. The fatty acids found in them include total saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and cholesterol.
These fatty acids, vitamins, and trace mineral elements help in the prevention of many diseases and promote overall health.
Health benefits of sardine fish
The presence of macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients in sardines without having a high-fat content makes them very useful for our body. Below are some of the most important benefits of this fish.
Prevention of Heart Diseases
Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids helpful in preventing heart diseases. The omega-3 fatty acids found in them play a major role in controlling heart diseases. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA or Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA or Docosahexaenoic Acid break down bad LDL cholesterol in the body and help in preventing heart diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to break down arterial plaque, which blocks arteries and increases blood pressure. By clearing the plaque, these fatty acids help in controlling blood pressure as well.
Prevents Blood Clots
Blood clots in the artery system can be dangerous for the cardiovascular system. Regular intake of omega-3 fats, which are found in fish like sardines, is good for the heart because it helps in reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, thereby preventing strokes and atherosclerosis.
Reduced Risk of Macular Degeneration
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition which is usually seen among people aged 50 or more. Macular and retinal degeneration over the years results in loss of vision. Recent studies have shown that taking fish, particularly fish like sardines, resulted in a reduced risk of developing AMD. On the other hand, taking regular fat or saturated fat can increase the risk of developing AMD.
Cancer research has shown that the intake of calcium and vitamin D can be very helpful in preventing certain types of cancers, including colorectal cancer. Sardines are one of the best sources of calcium and vitamin D.
Healthy Immune System
Consuming sardines can help in building up the immune system. Research suggests that sardine fish oil may improve the immune system by increasing the count of immune cells.
The essential fats found in sardines play an essential role at the cellular level in skin cells. It not only decreases skin inflammation, but it will also make the skin more beautiful.
Insulin resistance is one of the major factors to look for in diabetes. In cases where there is insulin resistance, the insulin produced in the body is utilized less efficiently. This, in turn, means that there is more glucose in the blood than there usually should be. Some studies have shown that insulin resistance can be reduced by consuming sardines. The protein found in them has shown itself to be effective in reducing insulin resistance, compared to casein protein.
Sardines contain selenium, which is helpful in neutralizing the free radicals and protecting the organs from damage.
Rich in Proteins
Sardines are good suppliers of proteins. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are essential building blocks of life.
Fish curry goes well with rice and is perfect for weekend.
Check out how to make fish curry indian style in my video.
I have made this fish curry as south indian style.
Beginners also can cook fish Kulambu if they follow the instructions given in video.If you like this dish please
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