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Nutrients in Sardine Water??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 05, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Very simple...I have some Crown Prince BPA Free Sardines in Spring Water. Seeing as though the sardines have been sitting in the water for some time now, are there nutrients that have been "lost" to the water?

I would prefer to make the sardines and toss the water buuuut I don't want to waste good nutrients. Thanks!!

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at 12:16 AM

the phrase, "Penny-wise and pound foolish" come to mind

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at 08:53 PM

That's a great answer but the +1 was mandated by your use of the word "Orthorexic" which I just learned earlier today.

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on September 05, 2013
at 08:07 PM

I woudn't think that the water is going to have a ton of nutrients, but it will have some minerals and maybe some vitamins. The n3 is still going to be in the fish along with the fat soluble vitamins.

Unless you like drinking sardine water, I'd recommend against it for the following reason: Paleo (or insert favorite ancestral eating plan here - including one of your own making) should not be a painful austerity. Eating is part of the celebration of life and death.

Never eat stuff you hate! I don't much care for liver or kale - I don't care how nutritious they are - and so I don't eat them. If you are drinking sardine water for it's nutrient content, you might be orthorexic.

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on September 05, 2013
at 08:53 PM

That's a great answer but the +1 was mandated by your use of the word "Orthorexic" which I just learned earlier today.

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on September 05, 2013
at 11:43 PM

I wouldn't sweat it. Sardines are there for the omega-3 content, and you're not destroying that by diluting it with soybean or sunflower oils (as oil-packed sardines tend to be). Olive oil-packed, well, you are adding omega-6s to a omega-3 source, but at least it's a good oil. Water-packed, well, no oil to dilute precious omega-3s, win!

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