Tilapia is a tasty and sustainable choice – but it's a healthy one too:
• Tilapia is low in fat and high in protein.
• Tilapia is high in phosphorous, selenium, vitamin B12 and is also a source of niacin.
• Tilapia is a source of omega 3 fatty acids.*
The importance of a varied and balanced diet for good health is well established and tilapia can play its part. Health experts in the UK recommend at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily fish like salmon, and any variety of white fish like tilapia.
*Nutritional Breakdown of tilapia
Tilapia (cooked, dry heat) - 100g
|Omega 3 fatty acids||240mg|
|Omega 6 fatty acids||15mg|
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)