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Fatty vs. Lean Fish: What’s the Difference?

At Nuts Over Fish, our goal is to show you new delicious ways to enjoy fish. If fish isn’t part of your regular diet, you’re missing out on loads of health benefits, not to mention a tasty meal option. The two types of fish that are most popular among Americans are salmon and tuna. If you want to get more fish into your diet, we recommend picking up any of our products and trying some nuts on salmon.

Salmon is what we call a “fatty fish,” but what does that mean? Let’s take a look at the differences between “fatty” and “lean” fish.


Fatty Fish

As you might expect, fatty fish are fish that are higher in fat. Specifically, they are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are “good fats.” Omega-3s are great for people with high cholesterol, as they help to lower triglycerides. That is why fish oil supplements are often recommended as a means of lowering cholesterol. Both salmon and tuna are fatty fish, but there are plenty of others. Trout, swordfish, sardines, herring, and mackerel are all fatty fish. Fatty fish is often easier to cook because the fat and oils keep it from drying out.


Lean Fish

Lean fish has considerably less fat than fatty fish. We usually categorize fish that have less than 2% fat as lean fish. These types of fish have less fat because they store lipids in their livers, while fatty fish store lipids in their flesh, which is the part that we eat. Although they are lower in fatty acids, lean fish still have many health benefits. For example, they are an excellent source of vitamin B6, which helps fight inflammation. They also help boost your immune system because they contain vitamin B3. Varieties of white fish like cod, sole, halibut, and flounder are all lean fish.


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Looking for dinner ideas? Try some nuts on salmon!

Our team at Nuts Over Fish believes that healthy and delicious should always go hand-in-hand. When people say that they don’t like fish, that’s just because they haven’t tried it with a Nuts Over Fish topping. Upgrade tonight’s dinner with some nuts on salmon or your favorite fish!


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