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Wild Chilean Sea Bass

Wild Chilean Sea Bass

                             Wild Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean sea bass is a white fish that is widely appreciated for its rich buttery flavor and velvety texture, providing a rich melt-in-your-mouth dining experience.  It is an increasingly popular choice among seafood lovers, not only for its’ taste, texture and culinary versatility, but for the numerous health benefits it provides, derived from a rich nutritional base. 

 

The alternative name for Chilean sea bass is Patagonian Toothfish, as it lives in the frigid waters of the Patagonian region of the South Pacific, off the coasts of Peru, Chile and the Antarctic.   It is a deep-water species and technically not a member of the bass family at all. However, in 1977, the name "Chilean sea bass" was invented by a Chilean fish wholesaler who was looking for a name to make it more attractive to the American market, hence the name "Chilean sea bass".  Apparently it is working!

 

Our Chilean sea bass is sustainably harvested, and fresh frozen while still at sea to maintain the highest quality for you. 

 

One of the biggest challenges of sticking to a healthy diet is finding nutritious food that is not only good for you, but also tastes good. Thankfully, Chilean sea bass fits the bill.

 

Whether you choose to grill, bake, steam, or pan-sear, you cannot go wrong with Chilean sea bass. It pairs well with garlic, herbs, citrus, and spices, allowing you to create a wide range of delicious and healthy meals.

 

Chilean sea bass is especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lean protein, and many vitamins and minerals, but it is especially notable for its vitamin D B6 and B12 content, yet it is moderate in calories, allowing for full nutritional benefits and the maintenance of a healthy weight.

 

 

                         

 

 

Let's take a closer look at the nutrition profile and health benefits of Chilean Sea Bass.

 

Nutritional Profile

 

A 6 oz. filet of Wild Chilean Sea Bass contains:

 

160 calories

31 Grams of protein (62% Daily Value Intake)

28.9 Mcg of vitamin D (140% DVI)

Vitamin B12: (120% DVI)

Selenium: 76% (DVI)

 

Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

 

Much of the flavor that Chilean sea bass contains is due to its high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. This quality of the fish makes it not only delicious, but also very beneficial for health. These essential fats play a crucial role in promoting heart health, reducing inflammation, and supporting brain function.

 

High in Protein

 

Protein is essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. A high protein diet will help keep you satisfied and full of energy.  Thankfully, Chilean sea bass is very high in protein. 

 

It is one of the most important building blocks for life and it is just as important when it comes to keeping a healthy weight. Since proteins control our metabolic rate, having a healthy protein diet will enable your body to run more efficiently.

 

Abundant in Vitamins

 

Chilean sea bass is rich in several vitamins that contribute to overall health, including vitamins D, B6 and B12.

 

Have you ever felt like you have limited amounts of energy in the winter? This is a sign that you may be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), a condition that is a result of a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is a nutrient that can be absorbed through sunlight, or it can be found in certain types of foods. This vitamin is vital for controlling mood, energy, and it is necessary for the absorption of calcium into the body.

 

It is also rich in vitamins B6 and B12, which play essential roles in energy metabolism, nerve function, and the production of red blood cells.

 

Excellent Source of Minerals

 

This fish is a notable source of minerals including selenium and potassium. Selenium acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage, while potassium is crucial for maintaining proper heart and muscle function.

 

Low in Mercury

 

One of the notable advantages of Chilean sea bass is its low mercury content compared to other fish species. This makes it a safer choice for regular consumption, especially for pregnant women and young children.

 

Source of Essential Amino Acids

 

Chilean sea bass provides a range of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids are necessary for various metabolic functions including tissue repair and the production of enzymes and hormones.

 

Health Benefits

 

  1. Heart Health

 

The omega-3 fatty acids found in Chilean sea bass are known to contribute to cardiovascular health. They help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, reduce triglyceride levels, and decrease the risk of heart disease.

 

  1. Brain Function

 

The abundance of omega-3 fatty acids in Chilean sea bass supports brain health and cognitive function. These fatty acids are essential for brain development and may help reduce cognitive decline and the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

3. Immune System

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants present in Chilean sea bass helps to strengthen the immune system, promoting overall health and well-being.

 

  1. Bone Health

 

Chilean sea bass contains minerals like calcium and phosphorus, which are vital for maintaining strong and healthy bones. These minerals contribute to bone density and help prevent conditions like osteoporosis.

 

The significant amount of vitamin D and selenium in Chilean Sea Bass contributes to maintaining healthy bones as well. These nutrients are essential for calcium absorption and bone mineralization.

 

  1. Muscle Health

 

Protein is an extremely important building block for a healthy body. It helps your body heal after injury and helps maintains muscle mass during weight loss and the aging process. Due to the high level of protein in Chilean sea bass, many nutritionists will recommend this fish for anyone planning to bulk up for competition or to maintain muscle mass.

 

  1. Eye Health

 

Another benefit from the Omega-3 fatty acids found in Chilean sea bass is that it helps maintain eye health. Omega-3 does this by fighting off macular degeneration and it also keeps your eyes from getting too dry. This benefit becomes even more important with age, as aging can lead to issues with vision and overall eye health

 

 

  1. Fights Inflammation

 

Omega 3 fatty acids are a key nutrient for fighting inflammation in the body. Excessive inflammation can have serious long-term effects on the body: it can cause poor circulation that in turn is related to heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Most of all, chronic inflammation is directly linked to cancers and it can be a risk factor for developing diabetes. Finally, inflammation is a direct cause of most auto-immune disorders such as lupus and asthma.

 

Chilean Sea Bass: Combining healthy eating with great taste

 

It is obvious that Chilean sea bass is popular in its own right, but add in its known health benefits, and its popularity can only grow. If you are looking for great nutrition that will help you maintain your health and avoid future health complications, then adding Chilean sea bass to your diet will help you reach that goal.

 

Our Chilean sea bass is individually flash-frozen and vacuum-packaged in recipe-ready portions for your convenience.

 

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     References Used for Blog #15: Wild Chilean Sea Bass

https://nwwildfoods.com/collections/wild-seafood/products/wild-chilean-sea-bass?variant=44567739334940

https://oceana.org/marine-life/patagonian-toothfish/

https://www.sizzlefish.com/products/sea-bass-chilean

https://facts.net/chilean-sea-bass-nutrition-facts/

https://globalseafoods.com/blogs/news/health-benefits-of-chilean-sea-bass

https://globalseafoods.com/blogs/news/chilean-sea-bass-nutrition-health-benefits-and-flavor-profile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_toothfish

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