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Is it better to eat wild caught or farm raised fish?

Asked: Jake Sandberg, Last Updated:

Fish in the wild eat a natural diet and tend to be slightly lower in saturated fat than farm-raised varieties. Farmed fish can be slightly higher in omega-3 fatty acids, presumably due to the farms' fortified feed. ... Additionally, farm-raised fish tend to have a higher instance of disease due to farming conditions.

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    Do not eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. ... Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna.

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    It's incredibly nutritious and a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. However, it can contain high levels of mercury, a toxic heavy metal....Levels in Different Species.

    SpeciesMercury in ppmMercury (in mcg) per 3 ounces (85 grams)
    Yellowfin tuna (fresh or frozen)0.35430.09

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