Is Fresh Fish Better for You Than Canned Fish?

Is canned fish really as good for you as the fresh stuff? Get the answer from nutritionist Sue Gilbert

Dear Sue:
I want to incorporate more fish into my diet. For some reason, I'm "afraid" of fresh fish. I'm not really sure how to tell whether it really IS fresh or how to cook it. I have been eating lots of canned tuna and salmon. Is the canned stuff okay? Is frozen fish any good? Thanks for any helpful tips!
--barbara_g

Dear Barbara_g:

Fresh fish is ever so much better than canned. There's just no comparison in taste and texture; it's like the difference between canned and fresh corn. From a nutritional standpoint, the canning process does destroy some of the nutrition, particularly the B vitamins. However, you will still get the beneficial fats and the protein in the canned variety. I'm sure you'll get hooked on fresh fish once you try it. Of course no fish is any good if you don't cook it just right. There's nothing worse than dried-out, overcooked fish or, just as bad, fish that is still slick and raw on the inside.

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