Apr 08, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
TheSkyWasYellow saidGood. Tilapia is the most boring, dull, utterly flavorless seafood that's ever entered my mouth. It's the icthyological equivalent of a rice cake, no matter how you season it.
The National Institutes of Health funded study by Weaver and colleagues looked at the favorable omega-3 fatty acid content and unfavorable omega-6 contents of commonly eaten fish and found that while catfish and tilapia contain both, they contain a high amount of unfavorable omega-6 fat.
They report that a 3-ounce portion of catfish or tilapia contains 67 and 134 milligrams respectively of the bad fat (the same amount of 80 percent lean hamburger contains 34 milligrams, and bacon 191 milligrams).
Does this mean you should give them up? No! The rebuttal by Harris is in the same journal. He says the logic of judging fatty fish by the amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fat contents is flawed. Governmental and professional organizations haven't used such a ratio for years.
He also says that to think that eating catfish or tilapia — because of its high omega-6 content — is more risky in terms of heart disease than eating bacon or hamburger is "flawed."
My take? I'm going to continue to eat fish — at least twice weekly. I'm going to choose a variety of fatty fish — including tilapia and catfish along with others especially high in the good fats such as salmon, tuna and mackerel.
pellaz saidTalapia is real inexpensive, would make sense you get what you pay for
Decadence_of_Art saideagermuscle saidTilapia's blander than cod?
If you find cod bland, then maybe you are doing something wrong; yummy!!!!!!