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What is the difference between Anchovies and Sardines?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 19, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin

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H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Sep 10, 2019

There are a lot of people who dislike both anchovies and sardines but there are some people who consider these two their favorite foods. Sardines have a lighter taste and they are usually placed in a can so that they can be ready to cook or eat depending on the packaging. Anchovies are dried in salt while they are being cured which gives them a saltier taste.

They can be used as toppings to certain food products such as pizza. The taste of these two alone will be enough to let you know which one you are consuming. They may look the same at first glance but the way that they are prepared and served will let you know which one you have.

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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Aug 22, 2019

Anchovies and sardines seem to have a bad negative connotation to their names. Whenever people hear those words, they think very badly of them and that they taste bad. However, they are considered a delicacy in some areas. Both are small fish found in water. Anchovies are often found on pizzas and sardines are known to be found in a can.

Anchovies are fish that swim in the oceans, whereas sardines are found in smaller bodies of water. Sardines are dark in color, and anchovies are silver in color. There are several subcategories of anchovies, but there is one sardine with many different types of fish included in that category. Both are rich in nutrients when eaten. They eat the same food too.

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