Palacio de Oriente offers a set of products with characteristics typically associated with the Mediterranean diet, which place a strong emphasis on the traditional values of canned food: healthy, natural, balanced, with no preservatives or food colourings and with the unmistakable flavour of olive oil. Palacio de Oriente's canned seafood products are notable for their high protein content and for the fact that they are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, particularly those preserved in olive oil.
The main benefits our bodies gets from consuming tinned goods is based on the fact that the industrial process does not alter the food's nutritional composition, its minerals and vitamins thereby remain intact.
As no light reaches the content of the tin, the photosensitive nutrients are not lost over the passage of time: Vitamin A which strengthens our immune system, D which prevents osteoporosis, E which acts as a protective antioxidant, K and folic acids.
Furthermore, the temperature changes that occur during cooking do not affect the nutritional properties of the product and cause the starches and proteins to hydrolyse, which facilitates the digestion of the food.
Fish is the main and most important source of fatty acids, especially so-called oily fish, which includes among others, albacore, tuna, anchovies and sardines. It is the only natural food that contains Omega 3 in adequate proportions, which together with the Omega 6 contained in the oleic acid of the oil used to cover the fish, provide numerous heath benefits that are recognised by the medical community, such as:
- Helping to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Prevention of cardiovascular disease, resulting from the reduction in blood pressure, the increase in vasodilation and the anti-inflammatory effects provided by the consumption of these fatty acids, thus reducing the risk of myocardial infarction.
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are involved in the formation of cell membranes and they make up most of the brain tissue. They are found in the nerve cells responsible for the regulation of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and reproductive systems.
- They help children to have better visual acuity and improved retinal development.
Furthermore, oily fish is a source of important minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, sodium and calcium. One of the main proteins contained in oily fish is lysine, which is essential for the growth of children.
Molluscs make up one of man's main sources of iodine and taurine. Iodine helps to strengthen and regulate the functions of the thyroid gland and taurine regulates blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and combats deteriorating vision.
There is nothing but advantages to consuming canned fish: comfort, safety, hygiene, nutrition and flavour. In short, they are natural products, without any preservatives or colourings, they are very practical and they have long expiration dates.