Seafood and Health
Crown Prince canned seafood products are nutritious and provide a number of the essential nutrients that our bodies need. Naturally containing protein and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, they are often low in fat and cholesterol.
Today, many Americans do not get enough of certain vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and iron. Proper intake of the right nutrients is an important step in preventing many health problems. Many of our products contain omega-3, a form of polyunsaturated fat. Although the Food and Drug Administration has not set an RDI for omega-3, consult your physician about the recommended frequency of intake as well as the health benefits of eating seafood.
Calcium, which is present in sardines, is important for adults and children. Calcium is a mineral the body needs for numerous functions, including building and maintaining bones and teeth, blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of the heart's rhythm. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth. The remaining one percent is found in the blood and other tissues.
Canning is the best and safest way of preserving seafood. Cans may be kept for many years, with the exception of anchovies, which should be kept in a cool place for no more than 18 months. Canning makes the bones soft and digestible, providing a source of calcium.
Crown Prince canned seafood items are a delicious, nutritious alternative to meats and dairy products. They are convenient and easily stored. Remember to stock up on these high-quality products.