Seafood is extremely delicious and is loved by many people around the world !
Seafood includes sea fish, molluscs (octopus, squid, shrimp, clams, shellfish, snails, mussels, oysters ...), crustaceans (shrimp, crabs and lobsters), animals echinoderms (sea urchin). In addition, edible sea plants, such as some species of seaweed and microscopic algae. Seafood is commonly eaten around the world, especially in Asia. In North America, although not usually in the United Kingdom, seafood is commonly used. Wildlife fishing is concentrated through fishing and aquaculture, or fish farming.
Seafood is an important source of dietary protein throughout the world, especially in coastal areas. Seafood is an important human food source. Seafood not only has a delicious taste but also has high nutritional value. Many types of seafood are used as food and processed into many dishes, with delicious flavors and attractive colors.
Seafood is consumed all over the world; it provides the world's prime source of high-quality protein: 14–16% of the animal protein consumed worldwide; over one billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of animal protein. Fish is among the most common food allergens.
Iceland, Japan, and Portugal are the greatest consumers of seafood per capita in the world.
The UK Food Standards Agency recommends that at least two portions of seafood should be consumed each week, one of which should be oil-rich. There are over 100 different types of seafood available around the coast of the UK.
Oil-rich fish such as mackerel or herring are rich in long chain Omega-3 oils. These oils are found in every cell of the human body, and are required for human biological functions such as brain functionality.
Whitefish such as haddock and cod are very low in fat and calories which, combined with oily fish rich in Omega-3 such as mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna, salmon and trout, can help to protect against coronary heart disease, as well as helping to develop strong bones and teeth.
Shellfish are particularly rich in zinc, which is essential for healthy skin and muscles as well as fertility. Casanova reputedly ate 50 oysters a day.
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