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Fish – we’ve got the fisherman who go out and catch them, mongers who sell them, the chefs who create amazing meals with them, but most importantly, seafood is a healthy, tasting and should make us all feel inspired about cooking and eating it. The statisticians reckon that by eating two portions of seafood per week, we can help support the British seafood industry and we get a great healthy and fast meal for our families.
We all know by now that fish is a brilliant source of nutrients, packed full of omega 3 for a healthy; hearts, brains, the skin and the joints. The protein we get from fish is always high but Halibut, Swordfish and Tuna are particularly beneficial, essential for building and the maintenance of muscle. Our Shellfish, things such as Mussels, have Vitamin A, which is fundamental for the function of the eyes. We can get Iodine from Seaweed and Cod which helps the thyroid and which is essential for growth and metabolism. Selenium can be found in Tuna and is essential for enzyme function, Zinc is found in Clams, Crab and Lobster and helps wound healing as well as cell growth. Potassium is found in all cells and Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium which is crucial for bone and teeth growth, Salmon is a great source of these nutrients. You get the idea – a broad range of fishy foods can have some serious health benefits.
So, we’ve done the nutrients, but what are this week’s funky facts about seafood?
If you’re looking for a high quality fish supplier then check out MarketPlace where you can purchase delicious fruit de mer online. Or if you’d rather shop closer to home, head to local food map to find a retailer near you.
We’d love to hear about your favourite fish recipes. For a chance to win a prize, please video your recipe and add it to KIS (Keep it Simple) Cookery. Please have a look at existing videos here and try and keep your video less than 2 minutes long.