10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Seafood

Sep 8, 2015 | Food

Think about how many times you consume seafood each and every year. You try all different types of seafood, whether it be a lobster, crab, some type of salmon, trout, among others. No matter your preference, you should know what you are eating and know some interesting facts about the food overall. So what are some of these fun facts about seafood?  


Fish should always be cooked at a low to medium temperature. When you do this, you are going to ensure that all of the moisture that the fish has is preserved is still there upon consumption. Never cook fish at a temperature more than 350 degrees. At the kind of heat, you’re risking losing a ton of flavor.


You can tell if a piece of fish is fresh by doing your own little test. Get a pot of cold water and put the piece of fish in the water. If the fish floats, it means that it has been caught pretty recently. If the fish sinks, it may not be as fresh as you would like for it to be.


The best way to thaw fish is by using milk. Take frozen fish and place it in milk to allow it to give it a great color and give you a great flavor.


Having trouble getting oysters out of their shell? Try to get some club soda and let the oysters soak in it for a few minutes. It can help with the process of getting them out of their shells.


Fish are full of Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, tuna, trout and herring are all fish with high levels of Omega-3. This is considered the good fat and can actually be very healthy to your heart.


Pregnant women should not eat fish of any type more than twice in any given week. The reason for this is that fish can be contaminated with different types of bacteria as well as mercury that can be harmful to the unborn child.


Comparing the protein content of sardines against a steak is pretty impressive. Eating 100 grams of sardines is going to give you more protein than eating a steak of the same weight.

Fish can counter your sodium intake. When you consume a lot of fish, you can actually reduce some of the negative impact that your body is going to get from consuming a great deal of sodium.


Halibut and tuna are the safest fish to eat in terms of bacteria. Sole is also typically seen as a very safe fish to eat.


Shellfish have the ability to filter through roughly 15 to 20 gallons of water every single day.  Shellfish survive by filtering this water out.
The next time that you are visiting us at Julington Creek Fish Camp, bring up some of these fun facts. Consuming seafood can spark conversation and truly give you a memorable meal. Knowing some of the more fun facts about seafood can make for that much more interesting of a night out.