National Sardines Day is celebrated on November 24 in the United States. The date is dedicated to everyone who cannot imagine life without fish! These little swimmers are not only tasty, but also very useful: it is worth learning more about them, especially if you have never been interested. Today is a great opportunity!
The term “sardine” appeared in the 15th century in English. The word is borrowed from French. The fish is quite small, the length reaches a maximum of 25 centimeters, moves in flocks and has a silver color. For the first time it began to be caught on a large scale in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Sardinia, hence the reference to the name. For many years, the sardine has been the most important trade item due to its properties.
If you use healthy cooking methods, then the fish brings tremendous benefits to the body. It is nutritious, reduces the feeling of hunger, has a beneficial effect on metabolism, contains healthy fats and trace elements. Dishes with her often fall into the diet menu. The main thing is to know the measure, otherwise even its usefulness will not save.
- some French cities have the image of a sardine on the national flag;
- the fish lives for about 15 years, becoming an adult 3 years after birth;
- sardines gather in large flocks – their length can reach 15 km!;
- fish from an opened can must be transferred to other containers – this is due to the fact that the inside of the can is covered with varnish, which is easily damaged when opened. Oxygen also gets inside, and tin particles spread to the product.
How to celebrate
Cooking a sardine on National Day is the best way to celebrate it! Check out interesting recipes and surprise the family with your skills. Learn more about the history of the fish and share the information with your friends.
When is National Sardines Day celebrated in 2022?
National Sardines Day is observed on November 24 each year.