20 November 2009

DUTCH FOOD: European smoKeD EeLs, very expensive

Do you like smoked eel?
Have you eaten eels?
Why is eel very expensive?
The Eels (Anguilla anguilla) is a catadromous(migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn)fish with a snake-like body.
Dutch people like eel filets than the whole eel. Before eel was one of the staple food but now it is become delicacy because of the price. One kilo eel costs 47.90 euros equivalent to 3,200 (Philippine) pesos supermarket price. If you buy it from the market the price per kilo is 37.50 euros (2,512 Phil. peso)
Eel is one of the fattiest fish. In northern Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, smoked eel is considered a delicacy. A 100-g portion eel is a rich source of protein, niacin, and vitamins A, D, and B12; a good source of niacin and vitamin B2; a source of vitamins B1 and B6; contains 20 g of fat and supplies 300 kcal (1260 kJ).
The food science believes today that oily fish, including eel, a beneficial effect on brains, heart and blood vessels. This effect is mainly attributed to the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The unsaturated fatty acids work even lowering cholesterol.
I seldom eat smoked eels because my gosh... it is very expensive. This is one of my favorite food. You should try this when you can visit the Netherlands.

3 smart remarks:

Bryan Chan Saturday, November 21, 2009  

Kind of enjoy reading your blog. I am Bryan from eeloil.com and actually come here because noticed someone link to my website. Thanks for the link.

You are correct, eel is a very expensive and nutritious food. And ancient Korean women take eel oil for beauty purposes.

Anyway, keep posting and hope you enjoy your life.


Anonymous,  Sunday, November 22, 2009  

this is a typical dutched food "gerookte paling"which i really love heel erg lekker groetjes van Rowena

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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