It is interesting that the same fish is called differently. In fresh and frozen form – herring, i.e. this is the official name of the fish. And by salting it, it becomes a herring. Lives in the waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Herring is loved for its bright, incomparable taste, affordable price and beneficial properties. Herring is a source of amino acids, phosphorus, calcium, iodine, sodium, potassium, vitamins E, D, group B. Herring caviar is rich in calcium, phosphorus and iodine, the fat content in caviar is less than in the fish itself.
85 grams of salted herring contains almost 150% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D, as well as more than 100% of omega-3 fatty acids that the human body needs every day.
So, there is more omega-3 and healthy fish oil than in herring, only in willow, mackerel and eel. In salmon and other expensive types of fish – less.
Herring is a versatile fish that is loved for its small size, firm and silky flesh, and the ability to be cooked in a variety of ways.
Pickled, raw, fried, grilled, steamed are just some of the ways to prepare herring, a small, fatty fish found all over the world.
Fresh herring has its own advantages. It’s an oily fish, so it flakes off in moist chunks, and the rich fatty components give the herring a hearty texture that’s filling and satisfying. Pickled herring has a very different flavor and has a vinegary tang that goes well with cream cheese, sour cream, onions and grainy bread.
Seasonality of herring
Herring is on the shelves all year round, as this fish is constantly being caught. However, the catch of the fattest and most delicious herring occurs from October to December. Before the onset of cold weather, fish stores maximum fat. And from March to May, meat is considered less valuable, since the herring produces caviar. That is, you can buy fish with a lot of crispy and healthy caviar.
Herring should be eaten within a few days of purchase. Otherwise, freeze it in an airtight container.
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