Tilapia is a very inexpensive fish that can be easily purchased and cooked from the grocery store. The reason why is that tilapia can be a farmed fish that can live in close quarters with other fish. Now, a lot of tilapia is farmed in China and they don’t use the best practices when it comes to feed and conditions that the fish are farmed in. That is where a lot of concern comes from when tilapia is brought up.
In most cases tilapia is a good source of protein and nutrients other than containing more omega -6 than omega -3 and only having 240 mg of omega -3. Though fishes such as wild salmon, trout, and herring are better for you over all but could come at a higher price point.
The best thing to do when buying tilapia is to look at where it came from and if it was farmed or wild caught. Since China doesn’t practice good farming techniques by giving fish feces or being polluted by harmful chemicals. Between 2007 and 2012 the US rejected 187 shipments of tilapia because of this. There are farms in Canada, USA, Netherlands,Ecuador or Peru that have better practices and provide healthier fish.
Secret: Secret: The fourth most commonly consumed and farmed seafood in the US is tilapia.