Sardines are small fish that are abundant in our seas, though it is best enjoyed fresh, sardines are mostly found in a can mainly because they are perishable if not processed quickly.
Sardines supports your cardiovascular health as it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been researched to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Moreover, sardines also contains Vitamin B12 which can prevent hardening of arteries.
Sardines contains high level of Vitamin D that is optimal in bone building. Vitamin D helps in absorption of Calcium hence it plays an essential part in your bone health. Sardines also contains phosphorus, a mineral that is important in strengthening your bone matrix.
Sardines are also rich in protein which is the basis of muscles and connective tissues. Protein provides us with Amino Acids that acts as antibodies that keep our immune system strong.
These very reason prompted 555 Sardines to encourage Barangays in developing different dishes which uses sardines as main ingredient encouraging them to “Make your Barangay proud”.
Filipinos are known to cook from the heart which shows why we love sharing meals with family as well as friends and 555 Fried sardines was able to highlight this culture through the Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown organized by Century Pacific Food Inc. and 88ville Productions.
Using 555 Fried sardines variants such as Tausi, Hot and Spicy, Bistek, and Escabeche, participants were encouraged to come up with dishes that are not just nutritional but delicious as well.
To further engage the whole Barangay, samples of the product were tasted as they enjoyed the event
through various games and raffles.
From the hundreds of entries submitted, Top 10 entries were chosen to participate in the actual demo
which was furthered down to the Top 5 per Town who received the honors.
Inspiration is the key
Ms. Elsa Dela Cruz, Grand Winner from Brgy. Buenlag, Calasiao Pangasinan took influence from Filipinos’s love for noodles, thus her winning entry Egg noodles with 555Fried Sardines
Feel free to come up with your own sardine recipes and make your own creative fusion using
555 Fried sardines and who knows your recipe might be the next highlight.
Incidentally, 555 Sardines recently signed up Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub as their newest endorser singing to the tune of Sana dalawa ang Puso ko.