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(Phys Org2)   Genome of improved tilapia strain holds promise of better food security, and no sal-mon in Enrigue's fish tacos   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Nile tilapia, Genome, Genomics, Tilapia, Animal, Oreochromis, Fish, Mozambique tilapia  
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377 clicks; posted to STEM » on 06 Feb 2023 at 8:25 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2023-02-06 8:44:24 PM  
But have they improved how it tastes?

2023-02-06 9:40:41 PM  
The only fish I don't like to eat, tilapia and catfish.

And the trout derby starts soon, yummmmmm.
2023-02-06 9:50:35 PM  
Those billions of the world's poorest people includes you.
2023-02-06 10:54:23 PM  

mistahtom: Those billions of the world's poorest people includes you.

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2023-02-06 11:41:56 PM  
Tilapia *used* to be a trash fish. Around here (TX), it's actually getting to be more expensive than catfish.

By the way, if you happen to see swai on the menu - it's catfish.
2023-02-06 11:51:14 PM  
2023-02-06 11:54:14 PM  
Tilapia is the one and only food I've found myself allergic to. Face swelled a little, skin a bit scratchy, and breathing, while not labored, required an effort. Nothing major, but enough to not try it again. (Like catfish, tilapia requires so much spice to cover the taste of garbage.
2023-02-07 12:16:44 AM  
Has anyone checked out the Asian carp population in the Mississippi River Basin?  Do we need another potential pest bottom feeder to get loose and destroy entire ecosystems?They are already wreaking havoc in Australia where they escaped fish farms.  I'm all for food sustainability but this is another case of releasing a monoculture that wipes out native species and causes greater instability in the long run.
2023-02-07 1:00:18 AM  
a genetically improved tilapia strain

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2023-02-07 8:09:13 AM
The bad news for tilapia is that it only contains 240 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving - ten times less omega-3 than wild salmon (3).
If that wasn't bad enough, tilapia contains more omega-6 fatty acids than it does omega-3.
Omega-6 fatty acids are highly controversial but generally regarded as less healthy than omega-3s. Some people even believe omega-6 fatty acids can be harmful and increase inflammation if eaten in excess (8Trusted Source).
The recommended ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the diet is typically as close to 1:1 as possible. Consuming fish high in omega-3 like salmon will more easily help you meet this target, while tilapia does not offer much help (9Trusted Source).
In fact, several experts caution against consuming tilapia if you are trying to lower your risk of inflammatory diseases like heart disease (10Trusted Source).
2023-02-07 8:31:45 AM  
tastes like mud/dirt , terrible tasting fish tbqh
2023-02-07 2:08:19 PM  

Thosw: Tilapia *used* to be a trash fish. Around here (TX), it's actually getting to be more expensive than catfish.

By the way, if you happen to see swai on the menu - it's catfish.

ia tried swai when it first showed up, and i love the stuff, its tasty. . Airfried with an egg wash and crushed cornflakes and spices is very good. I prefer it pan fried in butter with some pepper and a little lawrys seasoned salt and some broccoli with rice vinegar on the side.
2023-02-07 4:10:15 PM  
I really like tilapia.  But I don't really like garbage.  So I'm kinda torn here.
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