Catfish is a type of white fish that can live in both freshwater and saltwater and is known for being rich in vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids. Catfish can be farmed and harvested as we do at Divine Fish Farm and Gardens Nigeria or caught in the wild in rivers, streams and lagoons.
Catfish helps you meet your protein needs and boosts your intake of vitamins and healthy fats and fatty acids.
Catfish is a good source of vitamin B12, a nutrient that is typically only found in animal products. Vitamin B12 is important for your health because it helps your body make DNA and keeps your nerve and blood cells functioning properly.
Catfish is low in calories and fat.
Eating catfish is a tasty way to boost your intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of these nutrients play a part in heart and cognitive health. Consumption of these fatty acids is thought to be associated with reduction in blood pressure and reduced risk for certain cancers, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and even mental decline.
Catfish Nutrition Facts
Catfish is a good source of protein, with 49 percent of the daily value (DV) in one fillet (about 160 grams). Each 160 gram serving of farmed catfish also has the following vitamins and minerals:
10 percent of the daily value (DV) for vitamin E
38 percent of the DV for thiamin (vitamin B1)
7 percent of the DV for riboflavin (vitamin B2)
18 percent of the DV for niacin (vitamin B3)
10 percent of the DV for pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
15 percent of the DV for vitamin B6
65 percent of the DV for vitamin B12
8 percent of the DV for copper
9 percent of the DV for magnesium
32 percent of the DV for phosphorus
14 percent of the DV for potassium
29 percent of the DV for selenium
8 percent of the DV for zinc
Catfish also has small amounts (between 1 and 4 percent) of most other essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron and manganese. They also contain other nutrients, like choline and are good sources of healthy, essential fats. Catfish have both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Recipies: African delicacies you can prepare with dried catfish: