Aquaculture Product Nutritional Information

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    Seafood is a healthful choice for people of all ages—growing children, pregnant women, active adults, and the elderly. Seafood is an excellent source of lean, high quality, easily digested protein. A 3.5-ounce serving of seafood provides almost half of an adult’s daily protein needs for only 100 to 200 calories. Seafood is low in saturated fat and sodium and is a rich source of many essential vitamins and minerals. Seafood also is one of the few foods that contain long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have many beneficial health effects and are essential for the development of the nervous system and retina. Seafood includes fish such as catfish, salmon, tuna, trout and tilapia, and shellfish such as shrimp, crab, clams and oysters. Most of the seafood purchased in the United States comes from marine waters and from aquaculture (farm-raised fish).

-SRAC Publication No. 7300, Nutritional Benefits of Seafood

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Southern Regional Aquaculture Center


Seafood Choices Alliance
Louisiana State University
University of Florida
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 Mississippi State University
 Texas Parks & Wildlife Department


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