Not only is it cheap, it’s also really good for you. Tinned fish is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, and it's low in fat. Bodybuilders and gym-goers have been tucking into tinned fish after workouts for decades. High sodium content and the presence of mercury can be concerns, however, especially for pregnant women.
And of course, you can’t deny, that tined fish tastes really good. There’s a reason why it has been such a popular and successful preserving method for hundreds of years. It prolongs the life of the food while enhancing the flavour in a particular way. Tinned fish snack boards are one way to appreciate it, but there are thousands of ways to enjoy it, from salads to pasta, sandwiches and rice dishes. And it can be integrated into almost any cuisine, from Italian to Mexican, Thai or Vietnamese.
Tinned fish date night may be a surprising trend. So if you’re looking to impress that special someone, by all means, peel back the lid on those sardines, but for the love of god, keep that Surströmming tin closed - that is one certain way to spoil the mood.