Nutrients in Fresh Grouper

Author: Sharon Perkins   Grouper comes in numerous varieties, colors and sizes. Like most fish, grouper contains large amounts of protein, minimal amounts of saturated fat and no sugar. Unlike fatty cold-water fish, grouper does not supply large amounts of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Grouper can also carry a toxin, ciguatera, which can cause neurological problems if you ingest it. (Image: puchkovo48/iStock/Getty Images) Calories Most fish, including grouper, are naturally low in calories. A 3-ounce raw serving of grouper supplies 100 calories. This equals just 5 percent of your daily calorie intake if you consume an average 2,000-calorie diet. One [...]

2019-04-13T21:11:23-05:00April 14th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Nutritional Values of Freshwater Fish

Author: Lisa Thompson Although not as high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids as some saltwater fish, freshwater fish are a nutritious choice for lunch or dinner. Most freshwater fish are low in fat and high in protein. One serving of most freshwater fish provides more than 30 percent of the dietary reference intake of protein for adults. (Image: sasimoto/iStock/Getty Images) Freshwater Bass A 3-oz. serving of freshwater bass, cooked with dry heat, contains 124 calories, which come from 20.6 g of protein and 4 g of fat. One serving of bass contains 74 mg of cholesterol, which provides 25 percent [...]

2019-04-06T19:47:57-05:00April 7th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Are Bass Fish Healthy to Eat?

Author: Sandi Busch   Whether you eat sea or freshwater bass, one serving is low in calories and an excellent source of protein, selenium and essential omega-3 fatty acids. While both types contain the same nutrients, they have varying amounts of some, such as vitamins B-12 and B-6. Bass does have one downside: it contains mercury. You can still enjoy it, but pregnant women and children should limit the amount they eat. (Image: martinturzak/iStock/Getty Images) Low Calories, High Protein You can't go wrong if you choose bass for its protein. Sea and freshwater varieties contain 20 grams of protein in [...]

2019-03-30T01:57:12-05:00March 31st, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Eating Salmon Fish?

Author: Michele Turcotte, MS, RD   According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch, wild-caught Alaskan salmon is a sustainable food option, or a "best choice" for your health as well as the environment. Lower in saturated fat than beef, salmon is a heart-healthy fish. It is richer in omega-3 fats, a type of health-promoting unsaturated fat, than most other fish varieties. Like most animal foods, it is rich in protein as well as many vitamins and minerals essential for human health. (Image: poplasen/iStock/Getty Images) Vitamin B Rich Salmon is rich in many B vitamins. According to the USDA National [...]

2019-03-23T17:54:21-05:00March 24th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Nutrition researcher: The human diet needs more shellfish

Author: Nicki Holmyard   Numerous studies have shown that eating seafood is good for human health, but Professor Baukje de Roos, deputy director of the Rowett Institute at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen and an internationally recognized nutrition scientist, believes that shellfish are some of the most important contributors of essential nutrients and should be given a great place in the diet. Professor de Roos, who is currently researching the effects of farmed seafood on heart health and micronutrient status, updated delegates at the recent Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers conference in Oban, Scotland, on the major health benefits of seafood [...]

2019-03-16T18:51:32-05:00March 17th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Online retailer Thrive Market adds sustainable seafood selections

Author: Christine Blank Barramundi and wild shrimp are among the new seafood products offered on Thrive Market, a membership-based natural online grocer based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. On Tuesday, 3 March, Thrive launched Thrive Market Meat and Seafood, a line of sustainable seafood boxes, along with grass-fed beef, free-roaming chicken, and other natural meats. "Thrive Market set out to create the most ethical and highest quality meat and seafood program in the country offered at our affordable member pricing," CEO Nick Green said in a press release. "We have created a path for consumers to move away from toxic, [...]

2019-03-16T18:40:58-05:00March 17th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Eating fish can help fight childhood asthma, finds new study

Author: Jason Holland   A clinical trial led by researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia has found that eating seafood species high in good fats such as salmon, trout, and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of asthma in children. National body Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has welcomed the new study, calling it a potential easy and effective treatment for asthma sufferers. “Childhood asthma is the most common respiratory disorder worldwide. We know these species of fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties and have been shown to help [...]

2019-03-09T20:18:23-05:00March 10th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

5 Best Fish And Seafood Choices To Eat For Health

Author: Matthew Kadey, MS, RD   Fish and seafood are great sources of protein. Here are the top five types for building lean muscle and the best ways to prepare them. Seafood is packed with protein, supercharged fats, and key vitamins and minerals. But it's important to choose well so you don't contribute to destructive fishing practices or eat fish contaminated by mercury and other toxic compounds. These choices provide plenty of nutritional perks, are low in harmful chemicals, and get a thumbs-up from Mother Nature. 1. Sablefish Also called black cod, sablefish from the deep waters of the north [...]

2019-03-02T21:03:37-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Super Green List: Safe, Sustainable and Healthy Seafood Is Possible

Author: Emylisa Warrick  The Super Green List, put out and updated by The Monterey Bay Aquarium, de-mystifies the process from water to whetted appetite for our edible ocean friends. The list offers the best healthy and safe seafood choices: those with good supplies of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and low environmental impact. The Super Green List features sustainable seafood from the Seafood Watch “Best Choices” list; a list that promotes healthy oceans by informing businesses and consumers of more “green” choices. The Super Green List includes albacore tuna, farmed oysters and farmed arctic char among its sustainable seafood. These and [...]

2019-02-23T18:47:21-05:00February 24th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

For a Great Sustainable Seafood Choice, Choose Mussels

Author: Melanie Pinola       Mussels are not only inexpensive and tasty, they're one of the most sustainable types of seafood—and can even help improve the environment. Here's how to make mussels your go-to choice for sustainable seafood.                                     Photo by bugmonkey Buying seafood responsibly is essential for protecting our environment, but choosing the right seafood can be complicated because of all the variables involved with the "sustainable seafood" label. At a restaurant or market, you might not know where a fish was [...]

2019-02-16T22:47:06-05:00February 17th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments