Scientific Name :

Engraulis Encrasicolus

Medicinal Value :

Reduces risk of heart disease and cancer, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, lessens menstrual pain and decreases rheumatoid arthritis.

Nutrient Value :

This food is a good source of Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin and Selenium. Anchovies also contain the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids.

Culinery and Other Values :

Anchovies are used in various appetizers, sauces and dishes.

Glossary :

  • English : Anchovies
  • Tamil : Nethili
  • Malayalam : Netholi/Kozhuva
  • Telugu : Nethallu/Poravallu
  • Kannada : Bolingei Kollathuru
  • Hindi : Kati
  • Marathi : Kati