People living near the ocean have easy access to fresh fish. But for those who don’t, frozen seafood is just as tasty, more convenient, and less expensive. Myths about it need to be busted because, in many ways, it’s as good as the fresh product.
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Myth 1: Frozen Seafood is Less Nutritious
Frozen seafood is as nutritious as a fresh seafood product. Seafood is often flash-frozen freshly caught while still at sea, so all the nutrients, flavour, and texture are sealed in fresh fish. You’ll be getting the same amount of essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein.
Myth 2: Fresh Seafood Is Healthier
Freezing is a great way to preserve fish at its peak freshness without losing quality or taste. Frozen seafood is just as healthy as fresh fish. It’s sometimes healthier because it’s frozen at peak freshness and kept in a freezer until it’s eaten with no loss of nutrients or quality.
Myth 3: Fresh Seafood Tastes Better
People might think frozen fish lies on a ship’s deck for hours before being frozen so that its quality degrades. However, frozen fish can taste just as good as fresh fish. Fish caught and frozen immediately was rated highly in blind taste tests, often better than fresh fish bought at the supermarket, which might not be as fresh after transportation and storage.
Myth 4: Fresh Fish Is Better Environmentally
It’s not true that frozen fish is worse for the environment than fresh fish. The delivery of fresh fish is very time-sensitive. Hence, transportation that involves shipping or flying fresh seafood is needed, which requires a lot of energy and produces plenty of CO2 emissions. Frozen fish is transported more slowly by trucks or ships, which produce fewer CO2 emissions, and therefore have a smaller carbon footprint.
Myth 5: Frozen Fish Loses Flavour And Texture
If you thaw your frozen seafood correctly, it will have just as much flavour and as good a texture as fresh fish. To check the quality of your frozen seafood, make sure it’s free of spots, ice crystals or discolouration, as they indicate freezer burn.
Myth 6: Frozen Seafood Carries a Lot Of Toxins
Most seafood and, therefore, frozen seafood does not contain harmful toxins. Some, mainly tuna and shrimp, contain methyl mercury, usually in trace quantities. Making sensible decisions about the type of seafood to eat will avert any problems. For information, visit SeafoodNutrition, a non-profit listing the nutritional benefits of seafood.
Myth 7: Cooking Frozen Fish is Difficult
Fish is more delicate than red meat, but that doesn’t make it challenging to cook. Start with how you thaw Frozen fish. It would be best if you kept it in its plastic wrapper and put it into lukewarm water to thaw slowly so that it retains all its flavour. Then it can be fried, baked, grilled, pan-seared, deep-fried or roasted to taste delicious.