It’s no secret that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you! From improved brain health to a stronger heart, eating a diet rich in omega-3s is a smart choice for a healthy lifestyle. Looking to get the most benefit? Check out our top 13 omega-3 rich seafoods -- all available on FultonFishMarket.com to be shipped directly to your door.
Why is omega-3 important to your diet? Omega-3 helps replenish the fatty acids in your brain, making it an effective natural remedy to fight depression and promote healthy brain activity. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids can improve vision by protecting adult eyes from macular degeneration. Lifestyles that include omega-3 rich foods can decrease risk for heart disease by lowering triglycerides and reducing blood pressure. Since omega-3 fatty acids aid in healthy brain activity, they can also help fight age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia… need we go on?
According to mainstream healthcare sources, a healthy adult should consume 250-500 mg of omega-3 per day!
Here are the 13 MOST omega-3 rich fish and seafood! (based on 3 oz. serving)
At over 2,200mg of omega-3 per serving, mackerel is an INCREDIBLE source of this healthy fatty acid! It’s also easy to prepare! Check out our Broiled Spiced Boston Mackerel recipe for a delicious way to add more mackerel to your diet.
Who doesn’t love salmon? It’s easy to prepare in a variety of ways and has a whopping 1,200mg of omega-3 per serving! Enjoy this tasty Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon recipe combines sweetly tart pomegranate molasses, vitamin C packed oranges, fresh herbs, and tender salmon for a healthy dish rich in textures and bright flavors.
Most of us have eaten canned sardines which are typically high in sodium. However, fresh sardines are a WHOLE different story. These little omega-3 powerhouses pack over 800mg per serving! Sardines are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up into quite the glamorous dish. Our recipe for sardines in garlic crème is a restaurant quality seafood dish that is both easy and delicious.
Ooh-lala, could it be that our fair oysters also pack a mean omega-3 punch? You betcha! At 700mg per serving, oysters can be one of the EASIEST ways to take in more of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Enjoy Fulton Fish Market's fresh oysters raw, or try our amazing recipe for broiled oysters!
Good ol’ tuna, always our best friend! Tuna can be consumed raw or cooked and one of its great benefits is its meaty taste and texture. Another excellent advantage is that it boasts over 500mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving. Check out our recipe for Tuna Tartare. You won’t be disappointed!
You didn’t think we’d leave out our delicious, nutritious and MEATY swordfish, did you? He won’t fight you but he WILL supply you with over 700mg of omega-3 per serving! We love it on the grill, or try it baked! Our Baked Swordfish recipe will definitely become a family favorite.
Trout is a wonderland of healthy fats including omega-3! With its meaty flavor and texture, similar to salmon, it’s a great alternative if you’re a little tired of white fish! Don’t forget, a trout serving contains about 600mg of omega-3 fatty acids! Check out our Blackened Trout recipe, there’s a remoulade involved!
Fluke & Sole
We love flatfish such as flounder, sole and fluke for their delicate texture and ability to side with many flavors. We also love omega-3 fatty acids, and these fish will surely serve up 200-500mg per serving! This is a simple recipe for Italian Style Flounder that can be easily substituted for Fluke or Sole!
Squid can be intimidating for amateurs but rest assured, FultonFishMarket.com will send you squid that is ready to prepare without all the messy cleaning that can be involved. But we also have whole squid if that's what you prefer! We’ll also be sure to send you the generous portion of 500mg omega-3s per serving. Courtesy of the squid, not us. Check out our recipe Fried Calamari for a deviously tasty dish.
Our shelled friends strike again! Mussels contain more omega-3 fatty acids ounce-for-ounce than clams, lobster, shrimp or scallops! These delicious guys contain nearly 700mg of omega-3 per serving! Check out our recipe for Easy Steamed Mussels for your new go-to seafood dinner recipe!
Just because mussels have MORE omega-3, does not mean the 300mg that scallops have to offer is anything to scoff at! We especially love our dry sea scallops! They couldn’t be easier to prepare, order some and try our recipe for Seared Scallops with Chimichurri!
While not at the top of the list, cod is a wonderful choice for healthy eating with its omega-3 content of 100mg per serving. Additionally, it’s lean with an adaptable flavor! Check out our great and easy Broiled Black Cod recipe!
There are many different species of crab with one thing in common — they’re good vehicles of omega-3 fatty acids! On average between 200-500mg per serving, crab is a good choice if you’re trying to up your health! We love crab cakes, everybody does! Next time, try our yummy Crab Cakes recipe!