super fish Super Anchovy


Anchovy

Basic information

Prized since pre-Hispanic times for its high nutritional content, the Peruvian anchovy yields greater catches than any other fish species in the world and is the Peruvian fishing industry’s main export. This little fish is virtually ubiquitous in Peruvian waters and is a key link in the food chain of the Humboldt ecosystem (a highly productive marine system). Hundreds of different fish, bird and mammal species rely on it for food.

Seasonal availability

All year round.

Human health benefits

The protein-rich Super Peruvian Anchovy is of great biological value because it provides proteins similar to those found in meat; contains no carbohydrates (starches and sugars); is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and B vitamins; and is a source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium and minerals like iron and zinc, nutrients that help prevent anemia and contribute to children’s growth and development. It also contains omega-3 and omega-6, essential fatty acids not produced by our body but crucial for brain function, improving eyesight, maintaining healthy skin, and preventing mental illnesses (Alzheimer’s and depression) and heart diseases associated with high cholesterol.

Anchovy

Nutritional value

Componentes / Components Promedio /
Average(%)
Humedad / Moisture 70.8
Grasa / Fat 8.2
Proteína / Protein 19.1
Sales Minerales / Ash 1.2
Calorías / Calories(100g) 185

Geographical distribution

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