What is anchovy, what are its properties and benefits?

Anchovies are one of the tastiest fish with which you can prepare a wide variety of recipes and obtain exquisite dishes. But that's not all! In addition to conquering the palate of many consumers, anchovies also have important benefits. Do you know what their different properties are? If you want to discover them, continue reading this article. Here we will tell you the different reasons why this oily fish should be part of your diet.

What are the properties of anchovies?

Anchovies have a high content of omega-3, an essential fatty acid for our health. In addition, they are rich in proteins of high biological value, like those found in meat or eggs.

On the other hand, anchovies are a great source of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and B complex vitamins. Likewise, in terms of minerals, it provides us with an optimum amount of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.

Anchovies: Discover their main benefits

Here are several reasons why this beneficial fish is worth consuming on a regular basis:

  • Its iron content can be useful in preventing anaemia.
  • Improves intestinal transit, helping with constipation.
  • It provides folic acid, an essential vitamin during pregnancy.
  • It lowers triglycerides and bad cholesterol, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. All this is possible thanks to its high omega-3 content.
  • Promotes the health of the nervous system.
  • Its proteins are ideal for maintaining our body's muscle mass.
  • It contributes to the synthesis of sex hormones and is key to the health of our eyes, thanks to its vitamin A and D content.
  • As a food rich in iodine, it contributes to the correct functioning of the thyroid. In turn, during pregnancy, this mineral allows the brain of the future baby to develop properly.
  • As mentioned above, anchovies contain vitamin A and magnesium. In this way they also allow our immune system to stay strong.
  • Another of the benefits of eating anchovies is that you can minimise the risk of suffering from osteoporosis, as their bones contain a considerable amount of calcium.

In short, any preparation with anchovies is an excellent option to promote your health. For this reason, we invite you to visit our online shopso that you can enjoy our delicious, finely selected anchovies.

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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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