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How to choose fresh fish in the summer to avoid poisoning: we tell you what to look for

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Quality fresh fish. Source: pixabay.com

Fish is a source of protein and many vitamins and minerals that everyone needs, and it is best eaten in stewed, boiled, and baked form. But it's very important to choose the right fish to avoid getting poisoned by the product. It is worth noting that fresh fish swimming in water or fish stored on ice will always be tastier than frozen fish!

What fresh fish should look like

The nutritionist shared useful tips on Telegram on what to look for when choosing fresh fish.

How to tell if the fish is stale

Stale fish is visible to the naked eye - cloudy, with a smell that vaguely resembles sea water or a clean pond.

Fish for cooking dishes

How to choose fresh fish and what to look for

Sea or river, all fish have several signs of absolute freshness.

Top 7 signs of fresh and safe fish

- the eyes of fresh fish are bright, clear, black or transparent, but not cloudy;

- the body or flesh of fresh fish is elastic and dense, if a dent is formed when pressed with a finger, the fish is fresh;

- scales are tight to the skin, smooth and shiny;

- gills are red or pink in color;

- the tail is elastic and moist, dry or bent indicates not the first freshness.

Tip: cooking time - buy fish on the day of preparation or the day before.

What the gills of fresh fish look like

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