By now, we all now how beneficial oily fish is; but in recent years, some alarm has been generated regarding the risks of mercury that certain species of oily fish may contain. From Conservas Serrats, we’d like to send a clear message of calm: our products do not contain mercury.
In the case of tuna, the fish needs to be over 22-25 kilos in order for the mercury level to be noticeable; however, all specimens that we buy at the market to make our canned Spanish white tuna are specimens of 15 kilos maximum.
Nutrition experts and doctors recommend eating oily fish due to the numerous health benefits:
- They are a source of protein and several vitamins. Among them, the most important are vitamins A, D and those of group B (especially B1, B2, B3 and B12).
- They are rich in minerals: iodine, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
- They are also rich in linoleic acid and Omega 3, which help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
And all that with reduced calorie content.
In short, oily fish has a high nutritional value. It is a fundamental food for a healthy and balanced diet, important for the correct development of the brain at an early age, recommended for pregnant women and, in short, advisable for all ages and physiological stages. Also, by eating it, symptoms of some illnesses can improve and other illnesses can be prevented, above all, cardiovascular diseases.