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Taste Profile

Fresh anchovies have mild taste. Canned anchovies have pungent flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Anchovy can be used to prepare caesar salad with crouton, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and caesar salad dressing.
  2. It can be added to pastas and used as a topping on pizzas.
  3. They can be paired with shallots, sage, lemon and spaghetti.

Common names and forms

  1. 6 anchovy fillets packed in oil
  2. Anchovies


Anchovy is a small, salt water, foraging fish which is generally found in Mediterranean sea. Anchovy is shiny, thin and silver/green in colour. It is commonly used to add flavour in sauces and salad dressings.

Health benefits

  • Anchovy contains polyunsaturated fats which can reduce bad cholesterol and risk of heart attacks, heart strokes and atherosclerosis.(1)
  • It is high in omega-3 fatty acids which can promote weight loss, boost eye health and enhance fetal growth.(1)
  • It is good for skin health also as it prevents breakouts and wrinkles.(1)
  • Anchovy is beneficial for bone health as it prevents osteoporosis and helps in fighting bone degradation.(1)
  • It is a rich source of iron which increases blood circulation in the body.(1)
  • Anchovy is a good source of niacin and vitamin B12 which helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for anchovy fish which has bright eyes. Always smell them to check the freshness before buying. Avoid selecting spoiled anchovies.

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