Interesting Seafood Facts
Seafood Facts and Myths
The ocean and its contents remain to be one of the world’s greatest mysteries. With that being said, Americans, on average, eat about five billion pounds of seafood per year. This fact can lead one to believe that fish eaters may not know as much about our seafood consumption than we think we do. While it is common knowledge that fish is a high-protein, low fat food that can provide health benefits, other aspects of our seafood remain a question. Here are some fun and useful seafood facts:
- Fish are extremely rich in omega 3 fatty acids. This is considered “good fat” that can be great for your heart!
- Compared to beef or red meat, sardines are overwhelmingly full of protein.
- When it comes to the fear of bacterial contamination, halibut and tuna are said to be safest fish to eat.
- Pregnant women should avoid the consumption of fish, or eat it sparingly
- Although most will thaw out frozen fish by letting it sit, the most effective way is to use milk!
- You can tell if a fish is fresh and ready to consume by setting it in a pot of water. If the fish remains floating, that means it was caught recently and fresh to eat! If not, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.
- Although most assume the small, thin, black line inside a shrimp is a vein, it is actually the shrimp’s intestine
- Shark Fin Soup is a delicacy in China, and can be priced up to one hundred dollars.
- The United States does not allow fish to be sold unless it has been frozen for a designated amount of time beforehand. This way, all the bacteria is killed off.
- Although another name for Mahi Mahi is dolphinfish, it is actually not a dolphin at all. The fish’s second nickname means “strong” in Hawaiian.
- There is a Native American tradition that doesn’t allow for the consumption of shellfish during the months that contain the letter “r”.
- The blood of eel is extremely poisonous and with just a small amount; it can kill you.
Among other seafood facts, Swabbies on the River located in Sacramento, CA serves up delicious and fresh cooked seafood that will make these seafood facts become even more fascinating. With dishes like beer-battered cod, fish tacos, and even albacore tuna salad, you will dive right back into the mouthwatering delicacy of fresh, juicy, and grilled to perfection seafood.
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