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Jamaican Fish Recipes

Learn Secrets On How To Prepare Jamaican Fish Recipes

Jamaica is an island and this means that Jamaican cooks and chefs are no strangers to Jamaican fish recipes and Jamaican seafood recipes. With over 150 edible species of Jamaican fishes in the Caribbean sea that borders the island there is no shortage of great tasting Jamaican fish recipes. Island Oven has compiled over 500 authentic Jamaican fish recipes in its premier e-cookbook series and has documented well over another 250 Jamaican seafood recipes as well. This article explores the different types of Jamaican fish recipes and the nutritional value they have on all those who consume these mouth watering recipes.

While Jamaican fish recipes has long been viewed as Jamaican brain food, it is only in recent years that scientists have truly begun to understand the importance of the good fats in Jamaican fish recipes. Jamaican Fish-oil fats are important in reducing the risks of diseases such as certain forms of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease as well as autoimmune diseases like lupus.

Jamaican fish used in Jamaican fish recipes, in particular dark fatty fish such as Jamaican parrot fish or Jamaican snapper fish, are the principal source of omega-3 fatty acids, key nutrients for healthy hearts and eyes, and essential building blocks for the neurological system of fetuses. The crucial omega-3s are called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are found in Jamaican fishes and Jamaican fish recipes. Portions of our brains and eyes are made of DHA. Both DHA and EPA are essential to keep our heart beating well and to keep cells healthy.

Research shows that eating an adequate amount of omega-3s can reduce the risk of sudden heart attack by about 70 per cent and lower a person's risk of heart disease by 32 per cent. Eating as little as one gram of trans fats daily, on the other hand, can increase the risk of heart disease by 20 per cent. New research is also showing that the amount of omega-3s in the blood is a much better indicator of heart-disease risk than cholesterol. These and more minerals can be found in Jamaican fish recipes.

As knowledge about omega-3s increases, recommendations are becoming more precise. The American Heart Association recommends that adults consume a minimum of 650 milligrams of EPA/DHA combined daily, and that people who have cardiovascular disease get at least 900 milligrams. Get Jamaica recommends that 0.5 per cent of total daily calories be consumed in the form of omega-3 fats. For a person consuming 2,500 calories daily, that works out to 12.5 calories, or 1.4 grams.

Jamaican fish recipes can be fried, broiled, baked, roasted or steamed. This can determine the amount of nutrients that are taken from the Jamaican fish if it is cooked too hot to destroy the nutrients. Jamaican seafood recipes are also great for providing other minerals and nutrients that are also found in fishes. Jamaican crab recipes, Jamaican shrimp recipes, Jamaican lobster recipes and Jamaican conch recipes all have minerals and nutrients that are as essential as other minerals and nutrients found in fishes.

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