Grass-fed meat, fish equivalent?
Probs a silly question, but what is the best fish i.e. the "grass fed versions" of sources of the fish?
I've seen organinc but whilst pesticide free etc. could these been farmed on a still poor diet etc?
Are fish from the deli actually fresher/better sourced than fish on the shelf????
Last edited by rockstareddy; 05-07-2010 at 02:18 AM.
Reason: extra question
Stick with wild caught fish. Farmed fish is often grain feed and pretty much has the same profile as grain feed beef. Not sure about organic farmed fish, but I wouldn't trust it, probably was feed organic grain and still has lousy omega6/omega3 ratios.
I can't remember where I heard that they are feeding the damn fish grains in farm raised fish. It blew my mind but I believe it! This is one of the perks of being an avid fisherman. I can usually put 5 pounds of catfish fillets (2 five ponders) a week in the fridge. In about a month I will have a massive white bass fish fry when they start biting heavy. I think everyone should fish, it really helps people understand their relationship with the world.
Wild caught fish from clean water sources (ie. Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon)
Yes, farm rasied fish is often fed corn and other grains and then dyed to enhance color (ie. make the salmon more pink since they lose the stuff in their natural diet that would normally make them pink). Farmed fish also live in small confinement with many other fish and lots of fish waste. Farmed fish = CAFO beef, IMO.
The omega-3s in fish fat actually comes from algae and diatoms and whatnot that fish eat in the wild, but don't eat on farms. Therefore I don't see how farmed fish could be high in omega 3s (always smirk a little at the sign in the grocery store next to the farmed salmon saying 'good source of omega 3s!).
Mackerel, salmon, herring, sablefish, whitefish, tuna - look for cold water (Atlantic or Alaska) and only buy wild caught.
And, for the record, grass-fed meat is not exactly HIGH in Omega-3s... it's just has a better 6:3 ratio of 2:1. Fish is the best source of Omega-3s.
I stick to wild fish and grass-fed beef and bison.
I have the iPhone app, it's awesome to have at the store!
also, look at the bottom of the page for the "Super-Green List"
How to shop for heart-healthy fish
I found this interesting article on the net about "How to shop for heart-healthy fish".
This might give you some directions...
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