Love Seabass but not loving the impact it has on our environment? Luckily there is another option for you. Barramundi is nicknamed the "Sustainable Seabass". It is sustainably farmed throughout parts of the world and even here in the US through a process called Smart Aquaculture™. The bonus of this innovative method of farming is that each serving is "free of mercury, PCBs and other contaminants" according to www.thebetterfish.com. We all know that consuming fish offers many health benefits, one of them being a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. The content of omega-3 fats found in different species of fish varies widely. Australis Barramundi (the world’s largest producer) boasts 600 – 800 mg of omega-3s per 5-oz serving. That’s comparable to wild Coho salmon, and NOT typical of mild-flavored, white fish! The Monteray Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch considers US farmed Barramundi a “Best Choice” and Australian farmed a “Good Alternative”, whereas they list most Chilean Seabass as an “Avoid”. To check out any other seafood ratings click here: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx
Barramundi is so easy to prepare! Buy it frozen and keep it on hand. It defrosts quickly for busy weeknights and cooks in 15 minutes. Try our “So Easy Barramundi” for a simple and tasty dish. You may just discover a new favorite variety of fish!