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ALL ABOUT OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids comprise of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids that are necessary for human health; but as the body can’t make them, it is essential to get these fatty acids through our food. While ALA can be obtained from plants, DHA and EPA are most needed by our bodies and are found in fish.

What are the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids?

Broadly, the strongest known benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids is the role it plays in reducing the risk of heart disease and in the development of the brain. In fact, benefits to the brain go beyond cognitive function to include mental health benefits. Countries with the highest intake of fish in their diets are correlated with the lowest rates of depression among citizens. Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce inflammation in the body, and is hence beneficial for medical conditions related to inflammation. This includes arthiritis and skin conditions like eczema. 

What should I eat to get more Omega-3 fatty acids?

It should be comforting to know that all fish contain DHA and EPA but they are the most concentrated in oily fish. Most literature on Omega-3 on the internet is written in USA and Europe and therefore commonly mention oily fish that are found in those parts of the world. This includes salmon, trout and black cod. But did you know that in Asia, we can also add fish like yellow croaker, Spanish Mackerel, hamachi and Chinese pomfret to the list? Check out our complete collection here.

I still find it tedious to eat fish. Should I go for omega-3 supplements instead?

Insufficient research has been done to show that Omega-3 supplements can deliver the same actual promised benefits. Most of the data on the benefits of omega-3s came from studies that looked at consumption of fish, not fish oil supplements. One concern is that over-the-counter supplements may not deliver the fish oil dosage promised on the label.

Should I be concerned about the exposure to contaminants and mercury when consuming more fish?

Many of the world health authorities have issued statements saying that the benefits of eating more fish far outweighs the outcome of not consuming fish at all. A general guideline to minimize the risks of exposure to mercury and contaminants is to consume a variety of fish and avoid excessive consumption of predatory fish.

 

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Fresh. Really good! Individually packed and clean.

Cod fish 2.5kg

Each piece came vacuum sealed which is very ideal. It will be good to indicate an estimate of the number of pieces to expect for a 2.5kg and 3.5kg fish. Was expecting to get all the fish bones, including the head but only got the fish body bones.

Love it!

Very fresh! Super tasty especially when steamed just right!

Our favorite hamachi collar

Super fresh! I like to season the collar with some mirin, sea salt, pepper and garlic powder. Put it in the air fryer at 180C for 10 - 12 mins. The result is crispy skin and juicy flesh.

Clean and fresh

I've been ordering these clams repeatedly. Conveniently packed and cleaned, it saves me so much preparation time. The taste is fresh and sand-free. Just soak the whole bag in water and they will defrost in no time. I used them for pasta vongole and miso clam soup.