Healthy Food Database
Otherwise known as boneless fillet or flake, shark is a popular fish because it has a cartilage instead of bones. However, there are concerns about levels of mercury in large species of fish including shark - so should be avoided particularly by infants, elderly or pregnant women. The average weight is 3kg and measures approximately 80cm in length. The flesh is firm, moist and has a distinct flavour.
Note about amines: Fresh seafood has low amine levels, but when older than two days the amine content rises to moderate, and any fish that has been frozen has high levels.
Category: Seafood - Finfish
Look for firm, pinkish-white flesh, fillets that have no brown markings and are not oozing of water. Should also have a pleasant sea smell.
Wrap fillets in plastic wrap or place in a covered container. Fillets will keep in the refrigerator for 2 -3 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Soak shark fillets in water with lemon juice for 30 minutes before cooking.
Shark can be pan-fried, grilled, BBQ'd and baked - use in casseroles and curries.
Nutrition per 100 Grams:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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