Some would conclude that farmed raise fish is better for you as it is raised in fresh water protected from environmental hazards.
The protection from such hazards is great, but is farmed fish versus wild fish better for you? Is farmed fish equal to wild caught fish in total nutrition?
Trout born in the wild eat just about anything, like young zoo plankton, fish eggs, small fish, crustaceans, mollusks, insects and even mice.
In dense habitats with aquatic vegetation, rainbow trout often have the opportunity to eat arthropods that fall into the stream (National Wildlife Federation).
Farmed trout are fed a formulated fish feed, and each feed company has their own recipe.
Feeds are made with fish meal, and fish oil combined with other ingredients like wheat, soybean meal, and poultry by-product meal.
Are fish meant to eat chicken, soy or wheat?
Fish species evaluated by the USDA, found that farm-raised fish contained more total fat than their wild counterparts.
Some would conclude that has to be good, the more fat the more omega-3 fatty acids the fish contains. Not necessarily. The extra fat in farmed-fish is inflammation causing omega-6 (Nutritional Health and Fitness).
Roasted Trout with Baby Potatoes and Asparagus
1 pound baby new potatoes
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
2 tablespoons olive oil
Himalayan salt and freshly ground pepper corns
2 whole rainbow trout, gutted
Half a lemon, thinly sliced
1 bunch lemon thyme
Heat oven to 425 degrees
Bring to a boil and cook until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.In a large bowl add salt, pepper, olive oil, trimmed asparagus and cooked potatoes. Mix vegetables to coat with oil.
Next stuff the fish with a fresh sprig or two of thyme and a lemon slice cut in two.
Arrange fish over vegetables in glass baking pan, and add 3 or 4 lemon slices.
Place into heated oven and cooked 25 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and tender and the fish is cooked through.
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