The Truth About Eating Tilapia
It is said that reputation is everything. But when you know the truth about tilapia, you realize that one’s reputation can take a hit based on misinformation. Tilapia suffered a misguided character assassination a while back. So, there may be something a little mysterious about tilapia. If there was something sinister about it, you wouldn’t find it at City Fish Market. But, of course, you can get it there in the farm-raised fish section.
Is Tilapia a Frankenfish?
One bad meme published in 2018 has cast doubt on the health benefits of eating tilapia. The vilification of tilapia in the meme includes the suggestion that it is a mutant fish. It even said it is skinless and boneless, though tilapia has both skin and bones.
The truth about tilapia is that it is native only to Africa and the Middle East. It has surged in popularity so that commercial tilapia farms thrive across the world. Tilapia is inexpensive, and that may contribute to its growing prominence. In the U.S., tilapia is the fourth most commonly consumed kind of seafood. City Fish Market always chooses to buy from farms where fish are raised responsibly, and that includes tilapia.
What Does Tilapia Taste Like?
Tilapia has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, and the white meat has a flaky texture. A unique aspect of tilapia is that its taste fluctuates greatly based on the water quality and feed. A key aspect of tilapia is that it doesn’t have much of a fishy taste.
What are the Health Benefits of Tilapia?
Tilapia is one of the healthiest sources of protein, and the same is true of all fish. Tilapia contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients because the human body can’t produce the amount of omega-3s needed to survive.
A 3.5-ounce serving of tilapia contains the following nutrients:
- 26 grams of protein
- 24% of the RDI of Niacin
- 31% of the RDI of Vitamin B12
- 78% of the RDI of Selenium
- 20% of the RDI of both phosphorous and potassium
Recipes and How to Prepare Tilapia
Tilapia is typically heavily seasoned or paired with a flavorful sauce, which works because of its bland taste. Buy fresh, whole tilapia and bake, broil, grill, sauté, pan-fry, or steam it.
Try these delicious recipes:
Visit City Fish Market to Learn About the Taste of Fresh Fish
City Fish Market is the perfect place to learn the truth about tilapia. The freshness of the fish will deliver optimal flavor, no matter which recipe you try. Tilapia is well-loved (in spite of that viral meme) for good reason. It is just one of the farm-raised fish for sale at City Fish Market. Others are catfish, arctic char, mussels, and trout. Of course, we also offer a wide selection of freshly caught seafood, including tuna, mahi mahi, opah, redfish, lobster, crab, salmon, and much more. Visit us at 884 Silas Deane Hwy in Wethersfield, CT. You can also call us at 860-522-3129, or fill out our online form today!