Pollock - a marine fish of the cod family.
It lives in the cold waters of the marginal seas of the Pacific Ocean - the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea and Japan. Atlantic pollock subspecies is found in the Barents Sea.
Pollock is one of the longest among fish and lives up to 20 years. Adults reach up to 5 kg weight and meter length. But the bulk of the catch are fish weighing up to 1, 5 kg and a maximum length of 50 cm.
The sale comes in dried pollack, dried and frozen form, as well as canned. Very tasty and pollock roe, which is nutritionally equate to salmon caviar and sturgeon. Liver pollock in quality equal to the cod liver oil. Meat pollock surimi is manufactured, it is the main ingredient of crab sticks.
Fresh pollack on the market almost does not arrive, so better to buy this fish fillets, coated with an icy glaze that protects the meat from drying out. Quality fillets must be white, not yellow or pink hue. It should be defrosted or cup of cold water or on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Pollock can not be refrozen.
The composition and caloric content of pollock
100, 0 g pollock fillets contained 15 9% protein, 0, 9% fat and 0% carbohydrates. Calorie pollock is 72 kcal per 100 g 0.
The mineral and vitamin composition of fish surprises with its diversity. Therefore, the use of pollock is not in doubt. Nutritionists and doctors recommend including it as often as possible in your diet.
Useful properties for human health pollock explained by the presence of vitamins (A, PP, B1, B2, B9), iron, sulfur, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Pollock has strong antioxidant properties. With regular use of it in food decreases the likelihood of developing diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system, significantly decreases the risk of cancer.
Lack of carbohydrates in meat pollock makes it indispensable in dietary fish diet of people with diabetes.
Many pediatricians are advised to include pollock in baby food, starting with the eight-month age. This is due to the fact that this fish is rich in iodine and its regular use is an excellent prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland. Also for the same purpose pollack recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers, as well as all people living in areas of natural iodine deficiency.
It is hard to overestimate the benefits of pollock for smokers. Contained in a large amount in the vitamin A fish reduces their likelihood of developing lung cancer.
By the beneficial properties of pollock include the fact that the meat of this fish helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood serum, improves brain activity. These properties are explained in the pollock contained omega-6 and omega-3 fat (polyunsaturated) acid.
Low calorie pollock allows you to include it in the diet of people suffering from obesity.
According to its nutritional properties pollock almost nothing inferior to expensive varieties of fish, and it is thus several times cheaper. Nutritionists recommend to eat meals out of it at least twice a week.
Hazardous properties pollock
Use of pollock in the food can lead to allergic reactions. So if you have an individual intolerance of fish or seafood, the pollock to be completely eliminated from your diet. Do not use it often to those who suffer from kidney disease, hypertension, or gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. This is due to the high content of sodium chloride (table salt) in pollock, which may provoke the exacerbation of the disease.
According to its nutritional quality pollock roe in a little inferior to black or red caviar. It contains exactly the same amount of vitamins E and C, necessary for the nervous system, blood formation and good wound healing.
The pollock roe contains almost half the phosphorus needed for building bone than in the red caviar. But pollock roe less calories, so it can be without fear of eating and people who are overweight.
Sodium, which is part of pollock roe helps maintain a certain level of blood pressure, helps the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contractions.
After drinking alcohol pollock roe can restore stocks of vitamin B1, because 100, 0 g of this product contains one, 5mg of thiamine (vitamin B1).
Regular consumption of eggs in food can significantly improve the thought processes and memory. This is due to the action of its constituent nicotinic acid (vitamin PP), expanding capillaries of the brain and thereby improving cerebral blood flow.