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is there any reason not to make kipper snacks a staple?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 07, 2012 at 4:47 AM

So I've been trying to eat more fish lately, and came across these. They are crown prince black pepper kipper snacks. The can they come in is BPA free, and they don't add any oils to the fish. The can says they are wild caught as well. So tell me why I shouldn't eat these every day. What are the problems, if any?

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on July 07, 2012
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Salmon and herring are quite low (mercury concentration-wise) than the long-lived tuna varieties. Tuna is really high in the food chain; herring and sardines, not so much.

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Missed the mercury comment... Generally, the younger the fish, the less you have to worry about mercury. Kippers are a short-lived variety, and will have a much, much lower mercury concentration than, say, Blue Fin tuna.

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I'm just curious about whether there are any disadvantages to eating a lot of this stuff? Possibly something like mercury in salmon. I've heard that one should limit consumption of fish higher in the food chain as well, and I don't really know where herring falls.

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A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

on July 07, 2012
at 06:33 AM

The "Crown Prince" brand of fishy stuff has always, in my experience, been extremely forthcoming in their labeling. Their Brisling sardines in olive oil are outstanding, and they clearly label (and have different colored boxes) for soy or olive oil.

Kipper snacks are really good! Enjoy!

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on July 07, 2012
at 07:02 AM

They are a staple for me. Portable and shelf stable emergency rations that live in my car and shelf at work. I love kippers! Really good with hard boiled egg and veg for a picnic.

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on July 07, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Who said you shouldn't eat kipper?

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on July 07, 2012
at 06:38 AM

Salmon and herring are quite low (mercury concentration-wise) than the long-lived tuna varieties. Tuna is really high in the food chain; herring and sardines, not so much.

3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

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on July 07, 2012
at 05:41 AM

I'm just curious about whether there are any disadvantages to eating a lot of this stuff? Possibly something like mercury in salmon. I've heard that one should limit consumption of fish higher in the food chain as well, and I don't really know where herring falls.

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on July 13, 2012
at 07:10 AM

I don't think there's anything wrong with them. You can ferment them, make some really pungent fish sauce, and then use that as the base of Cambodian? or was it Vietnamese? cuisine. (They use fermented fish sauce to add that really acidic, strong flavor). Could go badly. Or it could be AMAZING.

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on July 13, 2012
at 08:54 PM

They recently became a staple for me. Just mentioned them in another post, randomly.

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on July 13, 2012
at 05:28 PM

I've been eating more fresh kippers recently. Good cheap snack and an easy breakfast

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on July 13, 2012
at 05:14 PM

I think it has a high histamine content. I think I am suffering from eating salmon, smoked ribs, kipper snacks, spinach and tomatoes all in one day... I may be histamine-intolerant.

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