SAN FRANCISCO — A current evaluation of 10 species of fish, commissioned by the non-profit group Positively Groundfish and carried out by Precise Scientific Companies Lab, revealed these fish have extraordinarily excessive nutrient ranges. These species have by no means earlier than been examined for dietary worth. The findings establish extra fish choices for health-conscious Individuals following the USDA and American Coronary heart Affiliation suggestion of consuming not less than two servings of seafood per week.

Three of the West Coast groundfish species present stand-out vitamin together with:

  • Pacific Dover Sole (Mictrostomus pacificus)– exceptionally excessive in protein, delivering 96.6% protein energy (of complete energy), which is larger than different seafood and meals generally thought of as being excessive protein similar to hen breast, egg whites, steak and even protein powders. Pacific Dover Sole can also be a fantastic supply of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, in addition to Selenium – it comprises 6 instances extra Selenium than Alaska King Salmon.
  • Sablefish/Black Cod (Anaplopoma fimbria) – comprises very excessive ranges of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA+DHA), possible the best quantity of any fish. The evaluation demonstrates that calorie for calorie, Black Cod presents extra Omega-3 than Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, or Anchovy. Black Cod comprises 5 instances extra Omega-3 than Atlantic Cod.
  • Pacific Rockfish, Canary (Sebastes pinniger)– is excessive in protein, delivering 92% protein energy (of complete energy), and comprises larger ranges of Omega-3 than many different widespread lean white fish; for instance, Canary Rockfish comprises 3.5 instances extra Omega-3 than Tilapia or Yellowfin Tuna. Canary Rockfish can also be excessive in potassium, containing extra of it than bananas even.

Jana Hennig, Government Director of Positively Groundfish, mentioned, “Our findings display that these species – Pacific Dover Sole, Pacific Rockfish and Black Cod – pack a powerful dietary punch providing most dietary advantages for minimal energy. They’re very excessive in key important vitamins all of us should be more healthy.”

In addition to their dietary properties, all of those species are wholesome for being wild-caught, which suggests they’re naturally hormone-free, antibiotic-free, additive-free, and non-GMO. They’re unadulterated, 100% nature-made, wild fish from the chilly, deep waters off the West Coast.

“It was vital to review these fish as a result of we noticed a big scientific data hole regarding their dietary content material,” mentioned Christina DeWitt, a board advisor to Positively Groundfish, a Meals Scientist, and the Director of the Seafood Analysis and Schooling Heart at Oregon State College. “We wish to proceed to advance our understanding of the well being advantages afforded by numerous fish species.”

These fish species additionally rating excessive on style

With these fish, consuming more healthy shouldn’t be a trade-off for taste or consuming pleasure. All three species are white, delicate, flakey fish which are versatile sufficient to be integrated in a broad number of cuisines and cooking strategies.

For extra info on macronutrient and micronutrient values of those species of groundfish, please go to 

About Positively Groundfish

Positively Groundfish is a non-profit group that was shaped in 2018 as a broad collaboration of fishermen, seafood processors, environmental non-profits, and academia with the mission to assist the long-term ecological and financial success of the West Coast groundfish fishery. Positively Groundfish is working to create a extra sustainable meals system in addition to assist West Coast fishing communities by cultivating market demand for underutilized sustainable species similar to Pacific Rockfish, Pacific Dover Sole, and Sablefish (often known as Black Cod). For extra particulars see the web site: