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Salmon is not just popular and a favorite to fish lovers, but also enjoyed by those who rarely eat fish mainly because it contains healthful benefits. Having classified as an oily fish, it also has exceptional nutritional value containing omega-3 fatty acids, high protein and amino acid.
Another favorite among fish lovers is this firm and flaky white meat which is delicately sweet in flavor. Halibut are among the largest of the saltwater fish and the largest of all the flatfish. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and minerals, it is low in sodium, calories and fat and contains few bones; with a gray-brown skin that is also edible.
Often boiled alive, crabs are prepared and eaten as a dish in various ways all over the world. Like other fish and seafood, crab is an excellent source of high-quality protein. It is low in total fats and cholesterol, low in calories and contains no carbohydrates. Crab is also a good source of B complex Vitamins and several minerals, which makes it a healthful food choice to add to your nutrition plan.
This small swimming crustacean can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan. Aside from being a good source of heart-healthy Vitamin B12 and energy-promoting iron. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and low levels of mercury. Shrimp is easily accessible and its mild flavor blends well in lots of dishes making it popular and loved by many.
Clams belong to the class Pelecypoda (also called bivalvia or bi-valve mollusk) that digs in the sand. Salt water clams rank higher for eating purposes although it is native to both salt and fresh water. A clam is a good source of calcium and it is also high in protein.
One of the most environmentally sound types of shellfish available are the mussels. These little creatures are inexpensive and plenty. Mussels can be prepared smoked, boiled, steamed, roasted, barbecued or fried in butter.
The flaky white, mild flavored flesh of cod is available throughout the year. It is popular as a food, a great alternative for meat protein and its versatility makes it readily adaptable to all methods of cooking. Cod livers are also processed to make cod liver oil, which is an important source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).
Octopuses are larger cephalopods similar to squid. It has several health benefits and can be prepared in various ways, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet. It is a good source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin A and several B vitamins, as well as some omega-3 fatty acids. Octopus lives longer than squid, making them tougher and therefore a bit more tricky to prepare. But, prepared and cooked well, octopus can be delectable.
Considered as a luxury food. These saltwater creatures, has many varieties found all over the world. They are an ideal source of low-fat protein, zinc and B-12 which makes it a recommended food for lovers. The sweet flesh is best enjoyed by cooking them simply, either boiled or steamed, halved and grilled or baked.