The best of the fish

Fish, seaweed, frutti di mare, fleur de sel: the menu of the sea is full of healthy delicacies. What makes them so valuable is briefly explained by Fisherman's.


Fish, algae, Frutti di Mare, Fleur de Sel: The menu of the sea is full of healthy delicacies. What makes them so valuable, in short explained by Fisherman's.
In the health hit list for fish, salmon, herring and mackerel are at the top - fatty sea fish with many omega-3 fatty acids. The long-chain fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect, lower blood lipid levels and thus reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Recommendation: sea fish once or twice a week, this also applies to pregnant and lactating women. Because omega-3 fatty acids are important for the fat content of breast milk and thus promote the brain development of the newborn. In addition to the fatty acids, sea fish scores with easily digestible protein, lots of vitamins A and D, iodine for the thyroid gland and selenium for strengthening the immune system. Lean fish such as plaice and saithe are ideal for the slim line.


Shrimps, mussels, etc. convince with their lightness. 100 grams add up to just 70 to 80 calories. In addition, there is plenty of easily digestible protein as well as vitamins, minerals and trace elements such as iodine and selenium. Oysters, lobsters and crayfish are also good sources of zinc. The downer: "Seafood has a high cholesterol content of 100 to 200 milligrams." Jacobs and mussels also contain a lot of purine, which is used to form uric acid. People who suffer from gout should therefore be careful. However, healthy people don't mind.


With algae, the entire nutrient richness of the sea comes in concentrated form on the plate: They consist of 30 percent protein and contain a lot of vitamin C, iron and calcium. Algic acid in brown algae can bind toxins in the body and thus supports the intestine. The top ingredient, however, is iodine, which is needed for the formation of thyroid hormones. 100 grams of fresh algae contain about 50 micrograms of iodine, in dried form is a multiple. Therefore, caution is advised: Too much iodine can lead to an overactive thyroid. A daily dose of 180 to 200 micrograms of iodine is recommended, with a maximum of 500. Algae preparations should be avoided. In particular, tablets containing AFA algae may contain toxins that damage the liver, kidneys and brain.


Salt from the sea contains more minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium than regular table salt. That's why it's softer, tastes milder. A specialty is Fleur de Sel: the most expensive of all salts forms on hot days on the sea surface and is skimmed off in special plants. Thanks to the high residual moisture, it is the mildest of all salts.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainability is especially important when fishing. Because 30% of the world's best fish are overfished - and almost 57 percent are used to the limit (as of October 2014). The situation: catching unwanted species (by-catch) and destroying the seafloor are the biggest problems of wild catching. Selective fishing methods guarantee that z. B. dolphins do not get entangled in the nets and the seabed remains protected. Nearly half of global fish needs are met by aquaculture. The fish bred in seaweed relieves the wildlife, but waste and antibiotics pollute the sea. An alternative would be independent installations from the sea. Pay attention to the MSC seal: 90 percent of all Germans care about sustainable fishing. However, many respondents are under-informed as to where the fish comes from the bar. Orientation provides the seal of the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council). It features fish and seafood from sustainable wild game. That is why we take responsibility and work actively to protect the oceans and global fish stocks by offering fish from sustainable fisheries or responsible breeding. & Nbsp;