Fish And Seafood Investigation

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Fish And Seafood Investigation
Fish and seafood are fantastic for you and your health as they provide many different types of
nutrients such as the following:
Protein: Fish and shellfish provide essential sources of HBV protein that is easy to digest,
especially in white fish.
Fat: Both fish and shellfish provide fat in the form of unsaturated oils. Oily fish are especially
provide the essential fatty acids; omega 3 and omega 6 which are known to help reduce the
risk of heart disease and strokes by helping prevent the development of blood clots.
Vitamin A+D: Oily fish are good sources of vitamin a and d. In white fish these vitamins are
found in the liver oil which is why you can buy capsules containing these vitamins, such as cod
liver oil.
B Complex: Both fish and shellfish contain B vitamins.
Calcium: This is found in the bones of fish and if they're eaten this is a useful source.
Flouride+Iodine:Sea fish provides both of these aswell as other minerals and trace
elements such as sodium and potassium but not iron.
Water: Fish and seafood naturally contain water.
Type Of Description Examples
White Fish Has firm white flesh and Place, Sole, Halibut, Cod, Coley, Haddock,
contains oil in the liver, not Sea Bass, Whiting, Monkfish, Hake, Hoki,
the flesh. Huss, Ling, Pollock, Red Snapper, Tilapia.
Oily Fish Has oil in the flesh which is Anchovy, Eel, Herring, Jackfish, Kipper,
quite dark. Mackerel, Pilchard, Salmon, Sardine, Sprat,
Swordfish, Trout, Tuna, Whitebait.
Shellfish (Molluscs) Soft-bodied sea animals Cockles, Winkles, Mussels, Scallops, Clams,
that live inside shells. Oysters, Squid, Cuttlefish.
Crustaceans Jointed sea animals with Lobsters, Shrimps, Prawns, Crabs, Crayfish,
soft bodies covered by a Langoustines.
hard outer skeleton.
Buying Fish and Shellfish
When you buy fresh fish, make sure that it:
Has firm flesh
Has moist skin
Is not losing scales
Has clear, shiny eyes
Has bright red gills
Has a fresh, clean smell

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When you buy crustaceans, make sure that they:
Smell fresh and sweet
Are moist
Have no missing limbs
Have firm, springy flesh
When you buy molluscs, make sure that they:
Have tightly shut shells or shells that shut immediately as you tap them
Smell fresh
How to store Fish and Shellfish
Fish and shellfish are perishable foods. This means if they're bought fresh then they must be kept in
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Summary Of Findings
I used my questionnaire on 2 children and 2 adults, my results show that children are less likely to
neat fish as it is an acquired taste, but it Is also possible to know this from other people around you.
Fish dishes are certainly less on offer than meat dishes as there is a less wide range of fish meals. The
importance of eating 2 portions of oily fish, I don't believe, is known as widely as it should be.…read more

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Beer Battered Fish
This dish would be high in fat because you would need to fry it in lots of hot oil and apart
from in the fish there in not a lot of nutritional benefit from the batter.
You would have to demonstrate deep frying the fish as well as possibly making your own
chips or another side with the fish.
Reasons For Choice
I have chosen to make the Homemade Breaded Fish And Chips because it is low in saturated fat (1.…read more

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