IMPORTANT PART OF A HEALTHY DIET Fish is an integral part of a healthy human diet. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish per week. Tilapia is a low total fat, low saturated fat, low calorie, low carbohydrate and low sodium protein source. It is also high in Phosphorus, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12 and Potassium. According to the FDA’s chart on “Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish”, tilapia has the lowest amount of mercury found in fish.
SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 While Tilapia has fewer omega-3’s than some oily fish, it still provides more heart-healthy nutrients than beef, chicken, pork or turkey. A 3-ounce serving of tilapia provides over 100mg of the long chain, omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Given that 100mg of omega-3 fatty acids is the average daily intake in the U.S., tilapia should be considered a better choice than most other protein alternatives. (Source: Sanford Medical Center)
GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY We know we’re supposed to eat more fish, but how do you get kids to eat it? Feed them fish that doesn’t taste “fishy”! Tilapia quickly accepts the flavor of whatever sauces or spices you use in preparation. It’s a family favorite!