We all know smart eating habits and the associated health benefits can actually help you keep your cool. And man, you are cooler than cool! Your friends at Locals are here to make you feel like the rock star/goddess you really are. It all starts with one simple piece of advice…EAT MORE LOCAL SEAFOOD. Surprise!
We’re featuring two nutrient rich ocean fish to help you stay satisfied and heart healthy without compromising on delicious: Swordfish and Tuna
Did you know (aka fun facts to share)…
- A 4 oz serving of fresh tuna contains more potassium than a banana, and a high-potassium, low-sodium diet can help control high blood pressure.
- A 3 oz serving of cooked yellowfin tuna provides 25 grams of protein (50% of your daily recommended allowance) and only 110 calories, helping to keep those skinny jeans in your weekly rotation.
- Swordfish is among the few natural food sources of vitamin D, which is good for a whole bunch of reasons according to the American Cancer Society.
- Swordfish contains loads of micronutrients like selenium, an important antioxidant.
Many of our customers ask us about mercury in seafood. There are wonderful resources online that speak to the truths behind mercury in seafood. The National Resources Defense Council offers a handy mercury calculator that factors in weight and fish origin as well as portion size. The fact remains that many organizations, including the North Carolina Department of Health advise women of childbearing age and a few other groups not to consume fish that are high in mercury.
For those who want to put on their fancy pants, check out this link with 5 fresh tuna recipes that include Tuna Tartare with Foie Gras. We were also fascinated by Iron Chef Morimoto’s list of tips for lovers of raw tuna.
This collection of best swordfish recipes from our friends at Food 52 has unexpected ideas for this steak-y fish, like Suya Swordfish, made with an adaptation of a Nigerian peanut marinade, and San Francisco Swordfish Cakes.