Tilapia is Worse for You Than Bacon

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    Apr 08, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    http://www.eatit2beatit.com/tilapia-worse-bacon/
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    Apr 08, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    hmmm... I never know how to evaluate these reports. Are they worthwhile or sensationalism? As it happens I eat 9 items from the list of approved seafoods. But I have had Talapia, of unknown source.

    It seems we're constantly being told about half our food is poisoning us. Who to believe? And this year's poison is on next year's approved list. I've watched this happen with milk, eggs and butter, to name a few. It does get confusing, and lowers the credibility of these reports.

    It's "The Sky Is Falling!" effect, and crying "wolf" too often. There's an alarmist under every rock, and I don't know who to believe anymore.
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    Apr 08, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    Talapia is real inexpensive, would make sense you get what you pay for
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    Apr 08, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    Good. 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.
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    Apr 08, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    Well I have a huge bag of tilapia in the freezer ..I'm eating it
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:23 AM 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.


    Tilapia has a flavor. It's the flavor of whatever nasty pond it swam in.
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    Apr 10, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    Well, I like it, I season it, dab both sides in some flour and fry in a skillet and make a nice sauce for it. I think of it as a blank palette, its what you do with it. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    Tilapia's blander than cod?
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    Apr 10, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidTilapia's blander than cod?


    If you find cod bland, then maybe you are doing something wrong; yummy!!!!!!
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    Apr 10, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    The OP is sensationalist linkbait:

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/tilapia/bgp-20056256

    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.
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    Apr 10, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
    pellaz saidTalapia is real inexpensive, would make sense you get what you pay for


    Tilapia is perfect for a fish tagine. I put it in one and it was the perfect texture.
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    Apr 14, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidTilapia's blander than cod?


    If you find cod bland, then maybe you are doing something wrong; yummy!!!!!!

    I thought the entire point of cod was that it WAS bland, an everyman's entry level fish for people who hate fish unless it's deep battered and fried up as fish 'n chips, McDonald's fish sandwiches or Mrs. Paul's fish sticks. What IS the right thing to do? Blacken it? Pan fry it in oil or butter? Season it? Don't all those prep methods uphold the notion that cod's bland in the first place?