There are different kinds of fishes available in the market. The taste, calorie content and nutritional value of each fish differs from the other. The calorie content in the fishes also varies based on the way it is cooked. You may prefer having gefiltefish, sweet recipe or even commercial fish depending upon your taste and if you are health conscious you may also consider the nutritional value of the fish before choosing as to which fish to have. However a fish is considered to be a healthy food option; it has a good nutritional value and it is suggested to have it at least twice a week.
As stated above different kinds of fishes have different calorie content. For instance one serving (approximately 85 grams) of a raw, smoked Haddock contains 58 calories, an equal quantity of boiled lobster contains 88 calories and an equal amount of grilled herring has 154 calories. One serving of peeled prawns which is equivalent to 100 grams has 99 calories, one serving of raw Trout Rainbow which amounts to around 150 grams has 202 calories, one serving of a Whole Scampi which is around 100 grams contains 229 calories, one can of Mackerel (approximately 125 grams) cooked in tomato sauce has 254 calories and one serving of fresh Salmon which is around 163 grams has 290 calories.
Oily fishes such as Mackerel, Sardines and Herring are also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids which help in reducing the blood cholesterol and helps in protecting the heart against various problems. Omega-3 also contributes in the brain development. Fishes are also a rich source of iodine, zinc, iron, selenium, vitamins. Vitamins help in building healthy nerve tissues, strengthen bones and teeth and give a glowing complexion. Fish also offers proteins which are necessary for the growth and development of body tissues and muscles.