Sardines are a type of small, fatty fish that can be canned whole or in part. They are often eaten as a sandwich spread, or on top of salads. In the United States, sardines are sometimes referred to as pilchards.
Why eat and cook with sardines?
Sardines are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and vitamin D. They are also high in protein and low in mercury when compared to other fish. But most importantly they have a delicious salty seafood flavour.