Myth: Fatty acids are bad for you

Myth: Fatty acids are bad for you

Not all fats are the same. The body uses certain types of fatty acids to build cell membranes and other important and fundamental body components. In moderate and recommended amounts, which may be lower than most Australians consume, fat is needed by the body. The...
Myth: Most fish contains mercury

Myth: Most fish contains mercury

The benefits of eating fish outweigh the risks. A team of scientists at Harvard School of Public Health recently reported that the death rate from heart disease was 36 percent lower among people who ate fish twice a week compared with people who ate little or no...
Myth: Frozen seafood is inferior to fresh seafood

Myth: Frozen seafood is inferior to fresh seafood

Many years ago most seafood was caught in a derby style environment when all the boats would go out together – once or twice in the year – and all return back to port together. What didn’t get sold fresh was usually frozen (after sitting around for a few days) to be...
Myth: Mahi-Mahi is actually porpoise meat

Myth: Mahi-Mahi is actually porpoise meat

This myth probably originated because the Mahi-Mahi is also called dolphin fish or dolphin. Mahi-Mahi is really a fish, caught in tropical waters and marketed throughout the world. The dolphin, as a mammal, is protected by the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act, and is...