LUCKY STAR Pilchards in Hot Chilli Sauce

by Something Smells Fishy

Lucky Star fish is a regular part of many households' groceries.   It makes an easy and quick meal, as it contains already cooked fish and can be eaten straight from the tin, or heated up in a saucepan without needing any more sauce as there is already sauce added.

The taste of Lucky Star Pilchards is to me one of those tastes that sometimes you completely love, as long as you don't overeat on it too regularly, and sometimes you just don't feel like it.   But it does feel like you're eating a quality meal when you eat it. 

Usually in a tin there is three to four parts of whole fish, cooked so soft that you can eat it with the fish bones and vertebrae asif the bones are part of the fish meat. 

Some nutritional information from the packaging:

Lucky Star Pilchards are high in Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA).  Regular intake of these essential fatty acids may assist in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. 

Omega 3 fatty acids also play an important role in the normal development of the unborn baby and during its first year of life. 

Lucky Star Pilchards are high in Calcium.  Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium may help susceptible individuals maintain good bone health and may reduce their risk of osteoporosis later in life. 

Lucky Star Pilchards are high in protein, which helps build and repair body tissues and plays a role in protecting the body against disease. 

Lucky Star Pilchards contain no preservatives. 

The list of ingredients of a can of Lucky Star Pilchards reads as follows:

Pilchards (fish), water, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, salt & maize starch. 

Lucky Star Pilchards is a product of Namibia. 

It is approved as part of the heart and stroke foundation eating plan, and also carries a "Diabetes South Africa" mark. 

For more information please view www.luckystar.co.za/products/canned-pilchards/

Some interesting excerpts from it:

Species: Pilchard - Sardinops

Origin: South Africa, Namibia, South and Central America and Japan. - changed

Pilchards are small pelagic fish, shoaling members of the Sardinops genus, which filter feed on plankton in typically the nutrient rich up-welling zones of cold currents. They become sexually mature at the end of their second year and importantly are only suitably sized for canning once mature. They are a staple food for other carnivorous marine life in the food chain, such as tuna, sea birds, game fish, sharks and dolphins.

For some delicious recipes please see www.luckystar.co.za/recipes