Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Facts on Fish

Get the quick facts on fish here! Feel good about the healthy fish your eating but worried about the mercury levels? Well, stop wondering about mercury levels and check this out! Your one-stop shop on all the recommended servings and mercury levels of your favorite sea creatures.
HIGHEST MERCURY
AVOID Eating
Grouper

Marlin
Orange roughy
Tilefish
Swordfish
Shark
Mackerel (king)

HIGH MERCURY

Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month  (pregnant women and small children should avoid these):
Bass saltwater

Croaker

Halibut
Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
Tuna (fresh bluefin, ahi)
Sea trout
Bluefish
Lobster (American/Maine)

LOWER MERCURY
Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month
Carp

Mahi Mahi
Crab (dungeness)
Snapper
Crab (blue)
Herring
Crab (snow)
Monkfish
Perch (freshwater)
Skate
Cod
Tuna (canned, chunk light)
Tuna (fresh Pacific albacore)

LOWEST MERCURY

Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week
Anchovies

Butterfish

Calamari (squid)
Caviar (farmed)
Crab (king)
Pollock
Catfish
Whitefish
Perch (ocean)
Scallops
Flounder
Haddock
Hake
Herring
Lobster (spiny/rock)
Shad
Sole
Craw fish/crayfish
Salmon
Shrimp
Clams
Tilapia
Oysters
Sardines
Sturgeon (farmed)
Trout (freshwater) 
 
Chart obtained from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC); data obtained by the FDA and the EPA.



1 comment:

  1. An excellent tool for helping to gauge potential mercury exposure from eating fish is the mercury calculator at www.gotmercury.org

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