Great Lakes Whitefish Health Profile
Great Lakes Whitefish boasts a long list of health advantages. Medical professionals are encouraging the nation to eat fish twice a week because it's rich in protein, vitamins and beneficial fatty acids. Read on about the powerhouse of nutrition offered by Great Lakes Whitefish fillets.
One 3-oz. serving of whitefish features Omega-3 fatty acids (a very good thing): .35g of EPA and 1.03g of DHA, to be exact. That's more than pink and sockeye salmon. The government requires us to add: *Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
A 3-oz. serving of Great Lakes Whitefish is also a good source of niacin plus Vitamins B6 and B12. It also contains small amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate and Vitamins A and E.
Three ounces of Great Lakes Whitefish count as an "excellent source" of phosphorus and selenium and a "good source" of potassium. You'll also find small amounts of calcium, iron and zinc in our fillets.
What About Contaminants?
Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron have lower levels of mercury than inland lakes and reservoirs. Lake whitefish as a species are at the bottom of the scale in mercury buildup as well. Lab testing has verified that no upper Great Lakes whitefish exceeds the FDA mercury limit.
Great Lakes Whitefish are rigorously monitored for contaminants and pass FDA standards for consumption.