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Healthy Seafood Comes from Sustainable Fish

 

bluefin tuna catches since 1950 (Thunnus thynnus)

bluefin tuna catches since 1950 (Thunnus thynnus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

From the 2 August 2012 article at Science News Daily

 

When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it endangered? While there are many services and rankings offered to help you decide — there’s even an iPhone app — a group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.

“If the fish is sustainable, then it is likely to be healthy to eat too,” said Leah Gerber, an associate professor and senior sustainability scientist at Arizona State University…

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“In general, larger longer-lived fish are more likely to have exposure to toxins due to the length of their lives and their place on the food chain,” Gerber explained. “So you might be best served to stay away from them — like Bluefin Tuna or Swordfish. Besides they already are over fished.”

Safer choices might be Alaskan Pollock, Atlantic Mackerel or Blue King Crab, said Gerber, a conservation biologist and sushi lover. In fact, the research grew out of her interest in knowing more about the fish she was eating and the choices she and her friends made when dining on fish…

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2012 - Posted by | Nutrition | , ,

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