Healthy Foods: Hungry hungry for Mahi Mahi

A couple of days ago, I posted an update to my Facebook page saying that I would be enjoying Mahi Mahi (or mahimahi) for dinner. Let me tell you, it was a killer meal!
Do you ever enjoy this ocean predator? Because I think that Mahi Mahi deserves a place in your kitchen on a regular basis.
Also known as dolphinfish (but it’s not a dolphin, don’t worry!) this mild, sweet fish has a very firm flesh that makes cooking it an absolute breeze. Whether you bake it, fry it, grill it or poach it, Mahi Mahi makes a fantastic meal.
It’s not only delicious, but Mahi Mahi is good for us, too.
Health benefits of Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi is full of nutritional benefits including:
• Protein. Mahi Mahi is an excellent source of protein with about 37 grams per serving. To put that in perspective, a serving of steak contains roughly 42 grams of protein.
• Minerals. Mahi Mahi contains significant amounts of the tough-to-get mineral, selenium. It also provides you with magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium.
• Vitamins. You can get almost all of your daily required amount of niacin from a serving of Mahi Mahi. That serving of fish also gives you lots of vitamin B12 and vitamin B-6.
• Omega-3. While it doesn’t contain as many omega-3 fatty acids as other fish, Mahi Mahi does still contain some. For comparison, a serving of salmon contains 2 or 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids while a serving of Mahi Mahi delivers only .24 grams.
Sustainable seafood option
Mahimahi is a delicious and sustainable seafood option. It’s considered an ocean-friendly choice because it is a very fast-growing fish and the methods used to catch Mahi Mahi don’t damage the habitat of other fish. Always look for US-caught Mahi Mahi, but rest assured that you’re making a good choice for Mother Earth by choosing this fish.
Shopping tip
When shopping for Mahi Mahi, look for fish with pinkish flesh and bright skin.
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