Many believe that Tilapia originated in the Nile River.
|Tilapia Fact:||History recorded King Tut threw feed into a “muscut” (Egyptian tank), world’s first recorded aquaculturalist.|
|Tilapia Fact:||After World War II, Tilapia was “spread” all over the globe.|
|Tilapia Fact:||Since 2001, US Tilapia consumption has grown at an average rate of 34.7% per year.|
|Tilapia Fact:||The US market for frozen Tilapia fillets is growing faster than fresh or whole tilapias.|
|Tilapia Fact:||On its own, a 3.5-ounce serving of tilapia has only 98 calories and provides 18.5 grams of protein, with no saturated fat, no cholesterol and 52 mg of sodium.|
|Tilapia Fact:||In addition to its versatility, pleasant flavor and low calorie count, the retail price of tilapia remains reasonable in comparison to other seafood, thanks to the efficiencies of modern aquaculture.|
|Tilapia Fact:||Tilapia is an important part of a pregnant woman’s diet. A National Institute of Health study found that women who avoided eating fish during their pregnancies had children at greater risk of low verbal IQ and behavioral problems. Tilapia is on the top of the list for good fish for pregnant women to eat.|
|Tilapia Fact:||Tilapia has two to five times LESS fat than the LEANEST pork or beef.|
|Tilapia Fact:||Tilapia meat has 30 to 40 times LESS fat than bacon.|
|Tilapia Fact:||There are more than 100 species of true Tilapia as well as a number of hybrids.|
|Tilapia Fact:||Tilapia fish are often called “St. Peter’s fish” due to the fact that they were the fish that Peter caught , the fish carried a shekel coin in their mouths.|
Tilapia when grown organically, as nature intended are very healthy for you. Today some farmers from other Countries and even here in the US grown them just like hogs or cattle with little care but to fatten them quickly for harvest. Know how you fish are grown and harvested, it matters! Also try to buy local so you can go to the place they are grown and see what they are fed. This will help bring the small family Farms back again. Buy local if you can!