Fish is rich in nutrients, making it integral to non-vegetarian or vegan diets. Why? First, fish is a great source of protein. Different species contain different amounts of protein per 100g, but very roughly on average fish provides approximately 19.5g of protein per 100g. How much protein we need varies by the individual, with needs dependant on body weight, in addition to other factors (e.g. activity, childhood age and gender, etc.). Protein has a number of important roles in the body, including muscle growth and maintenance, and maintaining normal bones. And it’s especially important that children consume enough protein, as it’s required for the normal growth and development of their bones. A meal with Birds Eye fish, our peas, and potatoes is perfectly balanced and a great source of protein.
Of the other key nutrients found in fish, whether or not they’re present and the amount they’re present in is dependent on fish species. For example, omega 3 is found in fish species including pollock, salmon and haddock, and is an ‘essential’ fatty acid. ‘Essential’ nutrients are those you need to consume in the diet, as our bodies cannot make these themselves, and children and adults across Europe should be aiming to eat more omega 3 in their diets. Why not try our delicious Omega 3 Fish Fingers to boost your intake?