Anchovy Natural By N&C Produce

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Anchovy Natural By N&C Produce

Anchovies are small, common saltwater forage fish. They are used as human food and fish bait. There are 144 species in 17 genera found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. 

Anchovies are usually classified as an oily fish. They are small, green fish with blue reflections due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin. They range from 2 to 40 centimetres (16 in) in adult length, and the body shape is variable, with slenderer fish in northern populations.


Processing and Preserving

A traditional method of processing and preserving anchovies is to gut and salt them in brine, allow them to mature, and then pack them in oil or salt. This results in the characteristic strong flavour associated with anchovies and their flesh turns deep grey. Anchovies pickled in vinegar are milder, and the flesh retains a white colour. For domestic use, anchovy fillets are sometimes packed in oil or salt in small tins or jars, sometimes rolled around capers. Anchovy paste is also available, as is anchovy essence.


Health Benefits

Anchovies have many vitamins and minerals that provide major health benefits. They are best known as a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote brain and heart health. Anchovies also have selenium, which, if eaten regularly, may reduce the risk of some types of cancer.


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Where can I buy Anchovies?

Anchovies can be purchased from many supermarkets including, online home delivery suppliers 

Like N&C Produce. N&C Produce will deliver your orders directly to your door.


They are used in small quantities to flavour many dishes. Because of the strong flavour of anchovies, they are also an ingredient in several sauces, including Worcestershire sauce, remoulade and many fish sauces, and in some versions of Café de Paris butter. Anchovies can also be used as a quick snack on toast