Tilapia Facts

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!


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August 21, 2009 at 02:08 PM

Wow what you guys are doing will help peoples lives in so many ways…. I have never seen anything like this before. This is awesome. Keep up the good work.

August 21, 2009 at 03:08 PM


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August 21, 2009 at 06:08 PM

The facts about the Tilapia fish is very interesting. I hope this information can help many woman in third world countries.

August 21, 2009 at 11:08 PM

I lived on the sea, but I never had heard so much about a fish as about the Tilapia!
The best of all: it really taste great!

August 22, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Do you sell your tilapia? I would much rather buy locally raised fish than the stuff I buy from Walmart! But today, I think I’ll go cook up that frozen tilapia I have in the freezer–now that I know how good it is for me!

August 23, 2009 at 02:08 PM
– In reply to: Laura

Yes we will soon be selling fish we will announce this in the near future!

Thank- you for asking!

August 25, 2009 at 11:08 AM

I’m buying some tilapia tonight!! I had no idea it was good for pregnant women… I read so much online about what I can and cannot eat while I’m pregnant, and honestly it just gets confusing. Its good to know that there is something safe to eat out there. 🙂

May 04, 2012 at 04:05 AM

Tilapia is one of the yummiest fish I’ve tried. More meat with less bones and healthy too!

May 04, 2012 at 07:05 AM

With no carbs, no sugar and very little fat you can eat tilapia to burn fat without feeling guilty.

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