Get Wild This New Year
Resolute to Eat Wild-Caught, Sustainable Seafood
This year, resolute to eat natural, wild-caught seafood. Containing less contamination than farm-raised seafood, wild-caught fish are often healthier to consume due to feeding on a natural diet of smaller fish and algae, according to Livestrong.com.
Farmed Fish: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly
Toxic industrial chemicals like PBCs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxins can result into contaminated farm-raised fish that are often raised in crowded conditions. This increases the likelihood that the fish may contain higher rates of bacteria, pesticides, artificial coloring, antibiotics and parasites. The good news? Due to the high-demand for fresh seafood, farm-raised fish are increasingly finding ways of being grown in a healthier environment. Since the number of people (and fish-lovers) are increasing in the world, we are happy solutions are being created and implemented to meet the demand for healthy food, however here at Timoti’s we are proud to serve the best wild-caught seafood prepared the way you like it.
Mercury-Levels & Other Factors
Larger fish are known for containing higher amounts of mercury due to the food chain cycle, however wild shrimp and prawns from the U.S., including Florida, are a solid choice when it comes to ensuring mercury levels are kept at a low. Our wild-caught shrimp contain high amounts of healthy protein, and can be prepared grilled, blackened or fried, from shrimp basket to New Year’s-approved low-carb salad. Wild-caught fish that is low in mercury also includes salmon, which we are excited to add to the menu this month.
Fish are rich in vitamins, low in fat and can help reduce the risk of heart attack, according to the Florida Department of Health. Being aware of what kind of fish is best for your diet is one that we take into consideration, as we opt to serve the best sustainable seafood available.
Check out one of our 3 locations to get your wild-caught seafood on in 2019, and stay-tuned for new healthy menu items like wild-caught salmon and new salads to choose from like the classic caesar. This year is looking delicious already!