What constitutes quality seafood? Should I be wary of the contaminants in fish? These are just a couple of examples of the many questions we hear clients ask about shopping for seafood.
If this feels right for you, then including fish on your weekly grocery list can be a great way to get both protein and healthy fat in your diet. The difficulty comes with all of the variables and factors you need to consider — from fish quality to sustainability and possible contamination, consumers are often confused and intimidated by the fish counter.
Essentially the farming of fish, it’s the breeding of aquatic animals and other organisms. This may take place in the ocean, rivers, ponds or lakes.
The seafood is caught by a fisherman from its natural environment. These fish are not kept in a controlled environment and therefore maintain a natural life cycle and marine diet.
A proper seafood shopping guide must include the frozen food aisle. For many years, frozen seafood was often thought of as a taboo. Today, frozen seafood is instead viewed as a viable option for seafood, and for good reason too.
Now that we have the lingo down, what are the different types of seafood in our shopping guide and what do we need to know about them?