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A lemon sauce enhances the flavor of fish in our Recipe of the Week this week.  Add lemon before or after cooking to flavor your favorite fish.

High quality protein in fish provides protein building blocks called essential amino acids.  The body needs an adequate supply of essential amino acids to do its work.  Without sufficient amounts, you may suffer from weakness, low immunity, and wasting of muscles and body tissues.

Fish varieties vary in potassium and phosphorus content.  The difference may be significant if a large portion is eaten.  Some of the best choices (lowest potassium and phosphorus) include Catfish, Cod, Orange Roughy, Shark, and Sole.  Sodium content is comparable between salt water and fresh water fish.

Check out your favorite fish below:

Nutrients per 1 ounce cooked fish:

Fish Variety,
per ounce

Protein,
g

Sodium,
mg

Potassium,
mg

Phosphorus,
mg

Bass

7

26

129

73

*Catfish
5
23
91
69

Cod

6

26

69

39

Halibut

8

20

163

81

Orange Roughy

5

23

109

73

Salmon

7

15

130

94

Sardines

7

143

113

139

*Shark
6
22
45
60

Snapper

7

16

148

57

Sole

7

30

97

82

Tuna

8

14

92

92

Whitefish

7

18

115

98

* = two of the best fish choices for the renal diet!

Bolded values signify higher levels of these nutrients compared to other fish choices.

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