Frozen or Fresh Fish – Which is Best?
You may have thought that fresh fish is always better than frozen fish with regards to how it tastes and the health benefits you can derive from eating fish. However, let’s investigate the notion and then determine whether frozen fish is just as good, or even better, than fresh fish.
Modern Techniques for Freezing
With advanced and sophisticated equipment, modern fishing companies, such as Sea Harvest, can ensure that you get the same freshness with frozen fish as with just-caught fish. The hake or seafood can be frozen on the boat, minutes after being caught. Instead of the fish being shipped to a market where it is placed on ice with limited time before it spoils, Sea Harvest fish is quick frozen on the boat, locking in taste and texture.
If you stay inland, getting freshly caught fish from the boats around the coast is nearly impossible. However, you may have a friend willing to fly in the fish, but considering that it is not the most cost-effective way to ensure healthy protein on your plate, your best option is to buy frozen fish from trusted retailers. With our focus on sustainability, quality, and freshness, you can be assured that the frozen fish from Sea Harvest tastes just as good as the fish you catch and cook on the spot.
Now for the Benefits
Frozen fish is healthy. Sea Harvest uses the Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) method where each individual fish/portion/fillet is frozen separately. This is done to minimise the formation of ice crystals, which will damage the texture of the fish. This is the reason why frozen fish is often "fresher" than "so-called" fresh fish.
You can cook the fish from the frozen state and, thereby, eliminate the risk of harmful bacteria affecting the protein during the thawing process. In addition, you save time when preparing fish from its frozen state.
With our frozen fish, you get equal sizes, and with the standardisation regarding crumb layers, seasoning, and the like, you know what quality to expect. As such, you benefit from consistency in appearance, size, quality, and taste. Indeed, you can plan your meals better because you know that the portion sizes are the same.
Convenience is important today. You come home from a long day at work and then don’t have time for long preparation methods. What you need is frozen fish, packaged in the right portions and already prepared with some delicious seasoning. All you have to do is follow the easy cooking instructions and experience the richness in flavour, consistency in texture, and of course, the tremendous health benefits of fish. In addition, given the affordability of Sea Harvest’s products, you will agree that frozen fish comes with a bucket load of benefits.