Do you like to eat Tilapia?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish, inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes, and less commonly found living in brackish water. Historically, they have been of major importance in Africa. Farmed-raised tilapia production is about 1,500,000 tons annually with an estimated value of US$1.8 billion, about equal to that of salmon and trout.

However, the nutritional value of farm-raised tilapia may be compromised by the amount of corn included in the feed. The corn contains short-chain omega-6 fatty acids that contribute to the buildup of these materials in the fish. Researchers say the combination could be a potentially dangerous food source for some patients with heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases that are particularly vulnerable to an "exaggerated inflammatory response." See this link, link for further information.

With the lower amounts of omega-3 and the higher ratios of omega-6 fats in US-farmed tilapia, raised questions about the health benefits of consuming farmed tilapia fish. Some media reports even controversially suggested that farm-raised tilapia may be worse for the heart than eating bacon or a hamburger.

What is your opinion on this issue?




Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I still love tilapia
PassionateLover2 , Katelyn , Gunsmoke , Noelle , sunkissedJess , JackRaiden , eri86 , Rossie , padmeamidala , Beautiful-Disaster , TheirPet , Soulsekrou , Lily Night , Etonia
14
I eat more salmon than tilapia
PassionateLover2 , spiced , Gunsmoke , junipersgame , KrissyNovacaine , Rossie , mpfm , pixiedustVixen , wicked48 , butts , SourAppleMartini
11
I eat more cod than tilapia
PassionateLover2 , spiced , Katelyn , junipersgame , Rossie , married with children , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , butts , SourAppleMartini
9
No, I don’t like tilapia
spiced , sexyscreenname , KrissyNovacaine , SourAppleMartini
4
I believe I will eat more tilapia now
I will eat less tilapia now
PassionateLover2 , JackRaiden , cummingcouple
3
For me, it's a matter of price (it's inexpensive alternative)
eri86 , Kristi :) , Lily Night
3
I just don’t like FISH of any kind
SMichelle
1
What does this topic have to do with SEX?!?!?
Nezzie13 , eri86
2
Other
Nezzie13 , mdnght , BlackOrchid
3
Total votes: 50 (31 voters)
Poll is closed
05/30/2013
  • Save 60% on 3 item set
  • It's Better Than Real! Buy 1 Dildo Or Anal Toy And Get 1 FRE
  • Save 60% on 3 item set for him

    • Crystal Pussy
    • Beginner silicone p-spot massager
    • Eden vibrating ring
    Save 60% on this 3 item set

    Expires on Aug, 29 at 3pm ET Terms

  • Save 60% on 3 item set for her

    • Compact Mini G
    • Single Kegel Ball
    • Waterproof nubby rabbit
    Save 60% when buying in a set

    Expires on Aug, 29 at 3pm ET Terms

  • Save 60% on 3 item set for couples

    • Passionate wrists cuffs
    • Luxury fetish passionate eye mask
    • Eden 20 function remote bullet
    Save 60% on this 3 item set

    Expires on Aug, 29 at 8pm ET Terms

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
spiced spiced
Tilapia has always been a 'meh' fish for me. Boring flavor. I'm not surprised to learn it's not very healthy. I like salmon and cod a lot more. I try to avoid all farm-raised fish. Wild is the way to go!
05/31/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
This post seemed so random until I saw the "Eden Cooks" label, so I've learned about a new forum today!

Tilapia isn't something I'm crazy about, but this is worrisome since many people claim/believe that farm-raised fish is best. There's a catfish farm around here some place and they definitely say that. Perhaps it depends on the species of fish?
05/31/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Not surprised either - that is why I avoid 'Atlantic Salmon'. There are no wild Atlantic Salmon left - so it's all farm raised. Stay with Alaskan & Pacific varieties.
05/31/2013
junipersgame junipersgame
I prefer "meatier" (so to speak) fish, such as salmon. I won't say no to tilapia, but it's not my favorite fish, either.
05/31/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by Nezzie13
This post seemed so random until I saw the "Eden Cooks" label, so I've learned about a new forum today!

Tilapia isn't something I'm crazy about, but this is worrisome since many people claim/believe that farm-raised fish ... More
Farm-raised fish is pretty much the opposite of healthy: link

If someone believes farm-raised fish is healthy, it seems likely that they either have a vested interest in a fish farm, of they've accepted advertising claims as truth.
05/31/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I prefer salmon and tuna (NOT from the can tyvm) and almost never eat Tilapia.
05/31/2013
foxinlace foxinlace
I didn't even know tilapia was a fish that people actually ate until high school. Here they are seen more as wild "trash fish" that live in polluted canals and other less-than-savory conditions.

Ahi is my fish of choice.
05/31/2013
eri86 eri86
I buy fish I can afford. But I seriously doubt I eat enough tilapia for it to affect my health.
05/31/2013
Rossie Rossie
I only buy Tilapia when I want to steam cook very fresh fish; Tilapia is the only live fish Asian markets sell around here, so I don't really have any other choice.
05/31/2013
shnsmth6 shnsmth6
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of ... More
not for me
05/31/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Yuck, thanks for showing the actual picture of the fish.. lol.. I wouldn't say I "love" Tilapia, but it's good.. I love haddock.
05/31/2013
pixiedustVixen pixiedustVixen
I prefer anything WILD CAUGHT not farm raised who knows what they are feeding them.. most likely a poor diet thats why they dont provide us with much nutrition and I like salmon anyways it tastes better!
05/31/2013
married with children married with children
I don't really eat much tilapia. We eat cod, halibut, prawns, shrimp, ect..
05/31/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I don't eat too much Tilipia. I rather have Cod or Whiting.
05/31/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I have wild caught salmon two to three times a week.
05/31/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I still love tilapia.
05/31/2013
butts butts
I'll eat tilapia but I don't care for it, I'll pretty much choose any fish over it if there's something else available. I prefer salmon, tuna, trout and cod, they taste so much better!
05/31/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I'll eat tilapia but I don't care for it, I'll pretty much choose any fish over it if there's something else available. I prefer salmon, tuna, trout and cod, they taste so much better!
Tilapia seems to sell quite well at COSTCO. But they do sell 'Rock Fish' that seems a popular choice by shoppers too. Tilapia is cheaper than Salmon, Tuna, or Cod.
05/31/2013
Soulsekrou Soulsekrou
I love salt water fish.
06/01/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I rarely eat fish... nothing in Ohio is really fresh where I live anyway. No one will take me fishing either... I think that's because they don't want to hear me talking. lol
06/02/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I try to stay away from Tilapia and Basa. I am really not a fan of farmed fish, even farmed salmon tastes wrong.
06/02/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
I agree. Stay away from farmed fish.
06/02/2013
Etonia Etonia
Well I love a good burger or BLT sandwich so the fact that tilapia may be worse than that doesn't really matter much to me since I don't eat it very often anyway (though I'd really love to). I'll still eat it when I get the chance to though! I love using it for fisherman's pie.
06/04/2013
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I like it, but only eat it once a year or so. But that was very interesting to read. Thanks for sharing.
06/04/2013
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 23