Calling all Anchovy Chickens!
Here are a few fun, healthful facts that might get you interested in giving anchovies another try, (especially as we endure the last of this flu-filled winter):
-Anchovies are a great source of Omega 3's.
-They're rich in calcium, and selenium (which is an antioxident).
-They're an easy-to-digest, low calorie protein.
-And the best thing? Unlike other fish, they don't have mercury!
To continue diluting your skepticism, these little guys fall into the special category of the mysterious Fifth Taste…..According to science, there are 4 flavors that a person can taste: salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. Until a famous French chef and a Japanese chemist discovered the fifth - now officially named "umami" (meaning "yummy or delicious in Japanese"). So how do you describe the Fifth Taste? Scientists and food experts say that it's "an undescribable flavor that takes your eating expierence BEYOND sweet, sour, bitter and salty." Which explains that when these cute little anchovies are combined with other flavors, they make the dish Explode! Wow! Hold me back!
Want to know the history and science behind the discovery of tastes? Click here to read more:
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