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Why is king mackerel high in mercury?

Asked: Mario Gauthier, Last Updated:

However, larger fish that have lived longer have the highest levels of methylmercury because they've had more time to accumulate it. These large fish (swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tilefish) pose the greatest risk. Other types of fish and shellfish may be eaten in the amounts recommended by FDA and EPA.

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    Marinating will help to some degree but it's difficult to cook a thick steak to that degree of doneness without drying it out. You can cook them whole and then slice and drizzle with really quality olive oil (or sesame oil, or hot pepper oil, or...) at plating time to mitigate the dryness to some extent.

  • Can squids jump out of water?

    "We have discovered that squid do not just jump out of water but have a highly developed flying posture," the report said. The squid are in the air for about three seconds and travel upwards of 30 metres, said Yamamoto, in what he believed was a defence strategy to escape being eaten.

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