article quoted one nutritionist, who said that sardines were "health food in a can." Everyone seems to be gobbling down kale and salmon these days, so why not sardines?
I think one of the problems is that they look like small beheaded fish, which they are, while other forms of fish are more aesthetically pleasing.
I grew up eating sardines, so perhaps that's why I don't turn up my nose at them. I usually have a few cans on hand. My preference is for those packed in olive oil or mustard. These fish tend to be somewhat oily, so I usually pair them with something crunchy, such as toast or crispbread (Ryvita and Wasa are favorites). I smear the bread with a dab of mayonnaise, lay down a few sardines, mash them with a fork to make them stick, then add something to cut the oily taste, such as chopped raw onion and a slice of raw tomato. Some need a bit of salt as well.
Go ahead.Try some. Don't be afraid of a little fish.