North Carolina Sea Grant
Mariner's Menu

Mariner's Menu

March 4, 2011 | David Green

seafood is health food


Fish and shellfish pack healthy amounts of protein, polyunsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids.

At the same time, they are low in total fat, saturated fat, sodium, calories and cholesterol. To add to their appeal, they are naturally rich in vitamins and minerals such as iron and B-vitamins, too.

The composition of selected finfish, many of which are found in North Carolina, is given below per 3.5 ounce servings.

Remember to source your fish and shellfish from local vendors, pack well in ice or keep refrigerated, cook to retain moisture and enjoy!


Contributed by David Green


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