10 Best Tasting Freshwater Fish to Eat

Keep reading about the best tasting freshwater fish to eat. Fish as a meal is rather dividing: lots of people like eating it, but many don’t. Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about this topic. As for me, I really love fish meals, almost every kind of them. My favorite one is simple coated fish, but it is only coated with flour and paprika powder. It’s really delicious! In my country it’s a typical summer meal near the beach or river bank. At the bank of the River Danube there are large number of small fish-eating places, and all of them are crowded during the summer!

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The main differences between freshwater fish and saltwater fish are in osmoregulation and behavior. Osmoregulation means how a specific fish is controlling the water flow in its body, but it also includes the composition of kidney function, gills, and body tissues. Saltwater fish contains less salt than the water they live in and because they are constantly losing water through their skin and gills, in order to prevent a dehydration they drink large quantities of saltwater but they produce a little urine. Freshwater fish, on the other side, contain more salt than the water they live in and because the water flows through their body constantly, they don’t have the need to drink additional water.

We have picked three fish from Insider Monkey’s list. In 2002 Tilapia was the fourth most consumed fish in the United States not only because it tastes delicious, but because it is cheap and it is very easy to prepare. Since 2006, Americans consumed over 16 oz of tilapia per person each year.  3 oz of tilapia has 110 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g trans fat, 50mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate and 22g protein.Smallmouth bass has a white and sweet meat. Like in many fishes, the place where they came from have a huge influence on their taste. Smallmouth bass tastes the best when it is from a clean, clear and cold water. 3.5 oz of fresh smallmouth bass has 146 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated, 87 mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium and 24g protein. Also, it contains 2% vitamin A, 4% vitamin C, 10% calcium and 11% iron. Despite being the best-tasting fish, cod is also one of the most popular fish because of its mild flavor and a dense white flesh. Cod is a good source of vitamin A, D, E and omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA. 3 oz of cod contains 70 calories, 0.5g fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium and 16g protein. The white meat makes cod one of the best tasting freshwater fish.

For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 best tasting freshwater fish to eat.

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