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Good report on tilapia

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I long since discontinued eating catfish and tilapia. Both are farmed fish, and because they are fed primarily corn and soy, their omega-3, -6, and -9 ratios are screwed up. One of the main benefits sought in eating fish is to gain the omega-3 fatty acids.

Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her report in the NY Times

. . . Compared with other fish, farmed tilapia contains relatively small amounts of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, the fish oils that are the main reasons doctors recommend eating fish frequently; salmon has more than 10 times the amount of tilapia. Also, farmed tilapia contains a less healthful mix of fatty acids because the fish are fed corn and soy instead of lake plants and algae, the diet of wild tilapia.

“It may look like fish and taste like fish but does not have the benefits — it may be detrimental,” said Dr. Floyd Chilton, a professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center who specializes in fish lipids. . .

Written by LeisureGuy

2 May 2011 at 8:03 am

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