Canned sardines and fish: a brief explanation
Jan26

Canned sardines and fish: a brief explanation

Sardines and anchovies are very appreciated in and outside Spain. I propose to get into the history of Sardinophilie or Sardines . Sometimes, sardines are used in idioms with not good fame . We use it as a comparison when we talk public transport or when it does need describe the little space available on the beaches of the Mediterranean seashore. There is a well-known idiom in spanish which says: “I felt like a canned sardine“.   Sardines production from its beginning To get the most positive side of the canned sardines, will explain more about this invention and its benefits. The production of canned sardines dates back to the year 1810 which has been possible thanks to Napoleon’s initiative. It was not him who had that idea, but he was the promoter of this invention as a good resolution to preserve ingredients during long time periods. By that time there was nothing to open lid, so it was simply opended with a bayonet.   By the end of the 19th century, Brittany was leading the canned sardines international market and France even had the monopoly of canned products, but Spain and Portugal followed its example and ousted them. Looking at the actual canned sardines, they have nothing to do with the ones long ago: it was the poor’s food or for lower social classes.   Sardines nowadays Since some time ago, some canned fishes are considered a delicacy (at least high quality canned sardines and anchovies) and nowhere like Spain to appreciate it. In Galicia, the capture begins in June when sardines are at their maturity and firmness point preserving the fish flavour a bit sour. The fishes are carefully handly selected and scaled.   It is important not to forget sardines are very healthy, so they have a low n-3 fatty acids. Once the can opened, the sardines can be served from the can or with bread with butter or fresh tomatoes.   Now, there are good news for sardines lovers and defenders. Scientists at the American Fisheries Institute of the Ocean and Atmospheric Administration have observed sardines in oceans over the years. They examined catching conditions in trawl nets and calculated being based on the quantities of fish eggs found there. The result of these investigations comes up with an amazing conclusion: “The natural sardines development is not longer in danger. On the contrary, the amount of these fish tends to increase”   Conclusion about sardines study They confirmed that the population of predatory fish, such as cods and tunas, was reducted over the past 100 years and declined by approximately two-thirds. The total amount of “forage fishes”, such...

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Peppers and Mediterranean diet. Why are they so important?
Aug29

Peppers and Mediterranean diet. Why are they so important?

Peppers are one of the main summer ingredients. Cooked or raw, both ways are delicious. With fresh,or cooked meals, with fish or meat… This ingredient is as versatile as it fits with everything. The Mediterranean diet is well-known per its huge benefits for our health. As known, vegetables are an important part of mediterranean diet. Green, yellow, red… horses for courses. Pepper is one of the most used vegetables in our diet for its nutritional value and its beneficial properties. The key knowing the importance of peppers in the Mediterranean diet and why. Let us tell you, because you will be surprised. 1- Rich in vitamins and other nutritional properties: It may not seem like it, buit peppers contain high nutritional properties. Moreover of being rich in vitamins, they are also rich in fiber, potassium and carbohydrates. As you will see, such a simple ingredient has a great contribution in terms of nutritional values ​​and basic nutrients in our diet. 2- Medicinal properties: Thanks to its antioxidant properties and its fiber, it helps to prevent cardiovascular and cancer diseases among many other health problems such as rheumatism. Besides preventive, it also has other properties like some of those: stimulant in digestive processes, stimulant in the elimination of liquids in the organism, has carminative properties (helps to eliminate accumulated gases in the organism) and it is a natural antacid. 3- Rises you up: It does not seem like it, but it contributes to rise you up. Thanks to its stimulating power, it helps torise your mood up and feeling more active. For this simple reason, this food is especially recommended for those whose lifestyle has a strong physical and/or mental activity. The formar or the type doesn’t mind, the important thing is knowing its importance in the mediterranean diet to follow a healthy and balanced diet. If you want to start looking after your health from now, we recommend you those red “piquillo” peppers in crystal jar 190 gr. of...

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The best places to eat tapas in Castellón
Aug16

The best places to eat tapas in Castellón

Every excuse is good to eat some tapas, isn’t it? To go our for lunch or dinner, it is the perfect plan: eat some tapas with refreshing beers. If we can do it close to the beach, this plan becomes irresistible. We can find many big cities where to go taping around the Mediterranean sea, like Barcelona or Valencia. But today are not going to deal with a typical cliché of tapas culture. Castellón has an unknown culture of tapas which will surprise you pleasantly. Let us suggest you some bars where the main thing is eating delicious tapas. If you want to discover a new view of this city, let us guide you and we will recommend you the best places where to enjoy such a Spanish tradition: La Sacristía (c/ Ximenez 7). This nice restaurant is located in one of the streets adjoining to the Teatro Principal of Castellón. Its terrace is located on a small pedestrian street, which is very nice in summer. Its oxtail burger or cuttlefish are some of the most coveted tapas of this restaurant. With a wide selection of wines, its menu with huge dishes and tapas and its strategic place in the city center, makes it perfect for any occasion.   Estraperlo (c/ Temprado 5). This cosy restaurant is located in Castellón city center where to eat at very affordable prices. With a familiar atmosphere, this is a restaurant that is really worth. Basque cuisine that takes the breath away and its vintage decoration worth of the oldest antiquarian will make you love it. Its pinchos in the entrance and its traditional and galore cuisine will remind you the typical pintxos places of Bilbao. You can’t miss it!   Taberna Romero (c/ Mayor 72) This cozy and modern tavern is located at the heart of Castellón, very close to the city hall and some other places of reference. Homemade and traditional cuisine with a modern and different touch, that’s how tapas are made there. Valencian cuisine with great wines, beers with reasonable and good prices. If you want to play safe, don’t miss it!   Divina comedia (c/ Ximenez 2) Last but not least, we propose you a different gastronomic experience. To give you a better idea, here you can eat a few tapas and wines while you read your favorite book or discover a new literary adventure. If you are addicted to good readings and you are a real gourmet, this could be your second house. We wouldn’t know which tapa of this unique place we would choose since all their options are very delicious. Good wines and cavas, better...

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Conservas Dardo: the best tuna for this summer.
Aug01

Conservas Dardo: the best tuna for this summer.

During the summer, we prefer to eat fresh and light meals, aren’t we? If those meals are easy to prepare and bringing them to the pool or the beach, even better. We don’t know what about you, but we thing tuna is the most recurrent ingredientfor the summer season. It is simply perfect so we can combine it with any sort of meal like salads, pastas or other vegetables. Taking the advantage of the summer season and versatility of tuna, we are recommending you the best tuna: tune of Conservas Dardo. Although this brand is currently popular and well-known, it was created by a marriage dedicated to sea works in Galicia, in 1973. There is no better guarantee, to know those tunas are some of the most recognised by its history, based on the tradition and quality. In addition to its tradition and quality, tuna has numerous health benefits. Let me tell you some: It slows down cognitive impairment. It has high protein content, so if you are an athlete, it will be good for you. And, last but not least, it rises up! (incredibly true). Back to Dardo’s tunas, those tunas are perfect for the summer season per its incredible quality-price relation and its easy-to-preserve format. The olive oil used to preserve it gives a unique and teasty flavour, characteristic of this sort of canned tunas. Moreover, the canned tunas of Dardo have different recognitions per its quality and good work. Nowadays, its tuna is classified as the best canned tuna in Spain by the National Associations of Tinned Fish Manufacturers (ANFCP) and its canned products have obtained many recognitions and awards. If you can neither resist to this summer delicacy, we advice you to purchase this yellowfin tuna in olive oil of Dardo 240g.  ...

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