Apr 13 2011

5 Steps to Better Choose Sardines

sardines in a canphoto © 2011 jules | more info (via: Wylio)

Recently James Stuart, a contributor to eHow, posted five steps to picking out sardines. Here are the highlights:

1) Consider where the sardines were caught. Check the label and see if the country is listed. If not, check the company’s website. Knowing where the fish was caught can tell you about the practices that were used to capture it. Check fishing laws to see if that country uses methods you’re comfortable with. It can also help you identify what kind of sardine you like, as regional differences affect the taste of the fish.

2) Check the brand. Different brands may use different fishing methods, and will likely have a reputation. You can check websites such as EcoFirms.org that will tell you which brands are sustainable.

3) Look at the price. If your main concern is money, go for the cheapest brand. Ensure that the cheapest brand uses fishing methods and packaging that you’re comfortable buying.

4) Look at the packaging. Check to see if there is excess or unnecessary packaging that could hurt the environment. Ensure everything is recyclable.

5) Check the nutritional label and compare. If nutrition is your primary concern, comparing labels will help you select the healthiest brand of sardine.

Read more: How to Choose Sardines on eHow.com.

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