Nutrition

The Surprising Truth About Seafood

Avoiding fish out of fear that it's dangerous to consume? Science shows it's not as bad as you might think.

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Top 10 seafood faves:

The species we love most in the U.S., in order of their popularity:
1. Shrimp
2. Tuna
3. Salmon
4. Tilapia
5. Alaskan pollock
6. Pangasius (aka basa)
7. Cod
8. Catfish
9. Crabs
10. Clams

Seafood stars:

Fish and other seafood offer a wide array of nutrients, which is why you should be eating a variety. Most ocean-going fish are rich in selenium, but some other nutrients stand out in certain species. Below, some top choices for optimal nutrients:

Omega-3 fats: Salmon, canned albacore (white) tuna, mackerel

Potassium: Halibut, tuna, clams
Calcium: Blue crab, ocean perch, rainbow trout
Vitamin D: Salmon, tuna, sardines
Iron: Oysters, clams, scallops

 

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