Fish Furnish Important Food Elements

Sea Foods Add to Healthy Dietary

 

Food Requirement

The inclusion of fish in the dietary adds many important nutritional requirements to the daily food intake. Those living in coast cities and others inland near water places are familiar with the food value of fish and are habitual consumers of this delicacy. However, each year the consumption of fish in all parts of the country increases.

Popular in Summer

Now that the summer season is at hand, and vacationists seek the relaxation and quietude of the nation’s popular lake resorts, fish will make up a large part of the summer diet. In fish we find proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins, the foundations for a healthy dietary.

Protein Content

Proteins are composed of amino acids and the comparative value of different food proteins lies in the number of different amino acids present in the particular protein. All of the amino acids are necessary to life, and it is claimed that the protein of fish contains all the amino acids necessary for the maintenance of bodily tissues. Fish proteins are readily digestible and superior to most vegetable proteins and equal to most meat proteins.

Fat Content

Fats, also a necessary food element, are found in fish and are as readily digestible as fats in other foods.

Minerals

Minerals are of particular interest to dentists and are present in different forms in fish. Calcium, phosphorus, iron and copper are all included. Iodine, so necessary to proper thyroid function, and sulphur, a constituent of cysteine are to be had from a fish diet.

Vitamins

Vitamins , also, are part of the food requirements found in fish. Vitamins A, B, D and G are present in different varieties of sea foods.

The following chart shows the relative values of the vitamins, proteins, and fats various fish.

 

 

 

FOOD CHART

(Edible Portions)

 

Commodity                                                                                        Vitamins              Proteins               Fat

Blue Pike    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     A, B.                       19%                0.5%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Buffalo Fish  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A, B.                       18%                     2%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Carp    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    A, B.                        19%                      1%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Catfish & Bullheads   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    A, B.                                      14%                    21%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Clams    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    A, B.                         9%                       1%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Iodine, Sulphur.

Cod    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A, B.                          16%    0.4%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Crabs    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A, B, G.                     17%       2%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Herring (lake)    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A, B.                          19%                       3%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Lake Trout    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A, B.                          18%                      10%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Mackerel   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A, B.                  19%        7%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Oysters    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A, B, D, G.                   6%               1%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Iodine, Sulphur.

Salmon    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A, B, D, G.            22%    13%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

Sheepshead (fresh water)   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A, B.                      20%    4%

Mineral Nutrients—Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Sulphur, Iodine.

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