Eat Sardines!

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director

So, someone else likes a can of sardines besides my brother and myself! I love as a quick protein snack or to simply add to a salad.

In a recent article by, sardines offer exceptional value in convenience and sustainability as they don’t need any preparation or cook time and can be incorporated with many pasta dishes, added to a salad, or eaten as a snack directly from the can, says registered dietitian Jess Cording.

According to the FDA, canned sardines have a lower mercury content, compared with other fish. Cording points out that they also pack nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.

Most don’t know it, but Arizona agriculture even raises fish. Maybe not sardines. But we’re known for our Tilapia and trout in our state. Arizona agriculture is diverse and robust. So even in this desert state, we advocate you getting your fish!

Find out more about everything Arizona Agriculture through our Fill Your Plate blog!

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