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Calories, kcal: 166 Protein, g: 21.2 Fat, g: 9.0
Hamsa is a coastal schooling sea fish that belongs to the anchovy species. In length, it reaches 15 to 20 centimeters. It is both an industrial catch fish and a bait for larger fish (calorizer). It lives in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, in summer it swims to the Baltic, North and Azov Seas. Hamsa is sold mostly salted, and sometimes frozen.
Salted hamsa is a popular snack that can be found in abundance in any store. It has tender, tasty meat with a peculiar mustard flavor. Salted hamsa is often found with various spices.
How to cook salted hamsa at home
Salted hamsa can be prepared at home. For this, the hamsa is gutted, washed very well, and, mixed with a large amount of non-iodized salt, is placed in the refrigerator for several hours. Next, the accumulated liquid is drained and laid out in layers, alternating with salt, and in this state it is placed in the refrigerator for a week.
Caloric content of salted anchovy
The calorie content of salted anchovy is 166 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Composition and useful properties of salted anchovy
They eat salty hamsa together with bones, which contain a large amount of calcium and phosphorus. Despite its size, hamsa is a rich source of nutrients.
Salted hamsa contains vitamins: riboflavin, beta-carotene, thiamine, PP and chemical elements: nickel, calcium, cobalt, sodium, molybdenum, phosphorus, fluorine, potassium, chromium, chlorine, manganese, iron, iodine, sulfur, copper, zinc.
Hamsa fills the body with useful minerals, it is not recommended only for people with kidney and cardiovascular diseases, due to its high salt content.