The Importance & Uses Of Tilapia

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An Introduction To Tilapia

I hope most people are familiar with the term tilapia. Remember that tilapia is a fish which is common in markets. Another important point is that tilapia is a fresh water habitat. In the world China is considered as the largest producer of this fish. One should know the family & kingdom of tilapia fish.
Family : Cichlidae
Kingdom : Animalia

The interesting point about tilapia is that if you take a whole fish , they can be processed into boneless & skinless fillets. In California the processed forms of tilapia are available in markets. Also note that tilapia is a fast growing fish.

The Importance Of Tilapia

Do you know the importance of tilapia? If not , check the below points. The importance of tilapia include
1. Low saturated fat
2. Low calorie
3. Phosphorus
4. Niacin
5. Vitamin B12
6. Potassium
7. Low carbohydrate

Uses Of Tilapia

As we all know tilapia is a fish that can be used in fish fry , fish curry etc. In countries like US , tilapia is considered as an important fish for the biological control of aquatic plant problems. Remember that most of the floating aquatic plants are consumed by tilapia.

Arizona is a state nearer to California in US. From San ramon in California to Phoenix in Arizona , the journey is almost 10 hours. It is an interesting fact that in Arizona , tilapia is placed in canals that is used for storing drinking water. That means these canals supply water to different cities of Arizona including Phoenix. Do you know the purpose of placing tilapia in canals? This is because tilapia purifies the water present in the canal by consuming vegetation. Due to the importance of tilapia , try to include this fish in your diet.


Guest Author: Karishma04 Apr 2012

Hi nice, very short, precise and to the point, pls post more about other types of fish. Mostly those that are farmed like the cod, catfish etc.

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