Beneath the clear blue waters of the earth are bountiful sources of fresh exotic meat that could be concocted not just to a sweet and tasty gourmet but a healthy gastronomical wonder, which would feast not just the eyes but your palate as well. Underwater exotic meat or better known as seafood has been popular not just amidst exotic meat lovers but health buffs as well. Seafood is also a popular meal or part of a diet for everyone due to its bountiful presence and availability underwater. Through the years, exotic meat from the sea has starred many sumptuous dishes and recipes delighting tastes from people across the globe.
Seafood goes beyond fish animals from the sea. It is basically any sea animal or creature that can be eaten. So seawater creatures such as shrimp, squid, lobster, and shellfish are all considered seafood. All edible aquatic animals and even those that come from fresh water are still listed in the same category. With the popularity and ever-growing demand for seafood products, lots of companies specialized in this business have flourished in the market. It sustained production through continuously investing on harvesting procedures such as fishing, aquaculture, mariculture, and even fish farming. Aside from ensuring steady supply, seafood companies also invest in making sure that packaging, preserving, or distributing the similar products are proven safe and disease free.
From grilled delights, frozen seafood products now come in different dish varieties. In a seafood restaurant, for instance, one can find seafood’s in form of stew, pasta, and lasagna, etc. Many people from around the world including Americans patronize seafood restaurants to try new delicious taste. Many are also being hooked to this food, since it is a very good alternative to livestock meat. Vegetarians, most especially, prefer to eat seafood, which is a very rich source for protein. For them eating the seafood, one can have a meaty chewing experience without spilling some farm animal blood. Japanese cuisine made of raw seafood such as sushi, sashimi, and tempura are also very popular dish varieties not only in the United States but also globally.
Seafood is not only patronized for its delectable taste but also for its health benefits. For health-conscious buffs, who want to stay away from heavy fats and cholesterol, seafood is the best diet meal. Aside from proteins, sea foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect one from deadly diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Omega-3 also helps control the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which could affect normal blood circulation and cause joint inflammation. It also helps boost the immune system and acts an effective anti-inflammatory agent.
Since seafood contains less fat compared to livestock meat, it is also an ideal meal for figure conscious individuals. It does not only keep one healthy but well shaped as well. Many also find seafood light to the stomach, a feeling that makes one more active to do physical and mental activities.
Despite bountiful benefits, experts predict a collapse on seafood production that could put an end to the happy days of seafood lovers. With excessive malpractices in fishing, water pollution, a shortage if not total loss of seafood production is being projected in the year 2048. If this would happen, supply would not only be limited but expensive as well. Thus, to prevent this from happening environmental advocates and other stakeholders massively campaign for the protection of the ocean, where proper fishing practices should be observed so as not to destroy the oceanic ecosystem and maintain the supply chain.
For people who have the appetite for seafood dishes, they must also perform their role in preserving and saving the ocean from further destruction so seafood would be forever served on the table of today’s and next generation.