Sardine salad with lemon dressing
Are There Bones In Canned Sardines?
While some canned sardines do contain bones, don't worry — they are soft and edible. They might not even be discernible when chewed and can up the calcium content in the process.
However, the fish's bones aren't naturally edible when fresh. Instead, it's a combination of heat, pressure, and occasionally a brine that softens them to a consumable state.
There are also skinless and boneless tins available for sale, which alleviate any textural hindrances. However, for the most nutrients, buy the skin-on and bone-in varieties.