Health Benefits

Appears in
On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Like meats, fish and shellfish are good sources of protein, the B vitamins, and various minerals. Iodine and calcium are special strengths. Many fish are very lean, and so offer these nutrients along with relatively few calories. But the fat of ocean fish turns out to be especially valuable in its own right. Like other fats that are liquid at room temperature, fish fats are usually referred to as “oils.”