Seafood is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. In different countries of the world, depending on the food culture and geographical location, seafood is of special importance which is cooked and served in different ways. In Japan, for example, fish is sometimes boiled instead of fried. In this country, due to the variety of seafood and fishing, hundreds of different types of fish from the ocean, sea, lake and river are equally diverse in cooking and consumption. Fish in this country is eaten raw, steamed, boiled or grilled. In the Netherlands, even a special type of pickle is made from fish meat. In some countries, seafood is more expensive than other meals, and in some countries, it will be much cheaper to eat a meal of fish and shrimp in a restaurant.
The most popular seafoods can be listed as following:
• Shrimp is one of the most popular seafood. Shrimp is full of Vitamin B12, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, selenium and it is high in protein but low in fat.
• Salmon is just as popular as shrimp. Salmon is a rich source of protein, B-vitamins, potassium, selenium and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
• Tuna which is particularly common in sandwiches is a species of saltwater fish that ranges in habitat from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Indonesia. Tuna is extremely nutritious, relatively high in protein and full of vitamin B12.
• Caviar which is known as an expensive and luxury seafood provides numerous health benefits. In addition to a variety of vitamins, protein and iron and sodium, caviar improve heart, brain and mental health and reduces signs of skin aging.
• Crab meat has many of the same nutrients as other popular seafood, but contains less mercury than marlin, swordfish, and tuna. Crab is rich in vitamin B12, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and zinc.