BUTTER FISH HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

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Nutrition data

All figures below are expressed per 100g edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

146 Kcals/Calories

Energy (Kilojoules)

416 KJ

Water

74.13 g

Protein

17 g

Fat

8.02g

Carbohydrates

0.0 g

Starch

0.0 g

Sugar

0.0 g

Fibre

0.0 g

Alcohol

g/ml

Saturated fatty acids

3.380g

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

0.590 g

Trans fatty acids

g

Cholesterol

65mg

VITAMINS

Retinol - Vitamin A

30.00 mcg     

Carotene - Vitamin A

100.00 IU

Retinol Equivalent

mcg

Vitamin D

Tr mcg

Vitamin E

N mg

Vitamin K1

mcg

Thiamin

0.120 mg

Riboflavin

0.150 mg

Niacin

4.500 mg

Niacin Equivalent

mg

Vitamin B6

0.300 mg

Vitamin B12

1.90 mcg

Folate

15.00 mcg

Pantothenate

0.750 mg

Biotin

N mcg

Vitamin C

0.0 mg

MINERALS

Sodium

89.00 mg

Potassium

375.00 mg

Calcium

22.00 mg

Magnesium

25.00 mg

Phosphorus

240.00 mg

Iron

0.50 mg

Copper

0.054 mg

Zinc

0.77 mg

Chloride

N mg

Manganese

0.015 mg

Selenium

36.5 mcg

Iodine

N mcg

 

Butter fish health benefits

Butterfish is high in protein, selenium and potassium

While fish are full of nutritious benefits such as B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein, fish high in mercury affect the nervous system and brain development of your unborn baby, and you should avoid them during your pregnancy. You can eat fish lower in mercury, like butterfish, in moderation rather than cutting it out of your diet altogether.

Pregnancy and Mercury

Mercury is a metal that can cause serious harm to both you and your baby during pregnancy. The main concern with eating fish containing mercury is brain damage that can occur while your baby is in the womb. Brain damage affects your baby's vision and hearing. It also can have detrimental effects on his nervous system, kidneys and lungs.

Butterfish has nutritious vitamins, minerals, lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It is rich in taste and usually does not need extra seasoning for flavor when cooked. One fillet provides 45 calories along with 6 grams of lean protein. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council and American Pregnancy Association, butterfish can be consumed twice a week during pregnancy.

Butterfish is high in protein, selenium and potassium.

Butterfish, or Peprilus Triacanthus, is an Atlantic species native to the northeastern coast of the United states. It is also known as skipjack and the dollarfish. Butterfish is a small fish, with a mature weight of only 1 pound. It has a rich flavor and delicate texture, and it is not a fattening food if you eat it in moderation.

Calories and Weight Control

Butterfish is not likely to be a fattening food because it is not very high in calories. A 3-ounce serving of steamed, baked or grilled butterfish has 159 calories. To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. High-calorie foods are often rich in added sugars or fats; examples include fried foods, sweets, baked goods and fatty meats.

Effects of Protein

The protein in butterfish makes it less likely to contribute to weight gain. Each 3-ounce serving of butterfish provides 19 grams of protein, or 38 percent of the recommended daily intake. Protein slows down the emptying of food from the stomach so that you feel full for longer after a meal. That means you may feel less hungry at the next meal and eat fewer calories.

Comparison to Other Protein Sources

A serving of butterfish has 9 grams of fat, while some high-protein foods, such as egg whites, skinless chicken breast and beans, are nearly fat-free. However, butterfish is lower in calories and fat than fatty meats such as steak, bacon, dark-meat poultry with the skin, and sausages. Butterfish is not likely to be fattening if you eat it in moderation.

Considerations

The cooking method and ingredients that you use help to determine whether butterfish is fattening. Steamed, grilled or baked butterfish with no added fat is lower in calories than fried fish with butter, oil or shortening. Breading your fish adds more calories from the breadcrumbs, egg wash and any other ingredients you use. Another factor in whether butterfish is fattening is what you eat with it. Fried butterfish on a sandwich with cheese, a high-calorie dressing and a side of potato chips is more fattening than grilled butterfish with a side of steamed broccoli.

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