In today’s post we’re going to talk about the differences between blue fish and white fish. There are many occasions when we do not know how to distinguish one from the other and that is why we have prepared five points to look at in order to know, once and for all, what type of fish we are talking about.

In addition, it is important to be clear about the properties and benefits of each group in order to eat it in the right way. First of all, we will give you some examples of blue and white fish:
– White fish: hake, cod, turbot, monkfish, sole, rooster…
– Blue fish: anchovy, tuna, white tuna, mackerel, sardine, salmon, eel, horse mackerel…

With the two groups well defined, let’s explain each of the points that differentiate them. Here we go!

  1. Tail: white fish have a flatter tail with a straighter edge; and blue fish have a tail in the shape of an arrow, which helps them in the long journeys they make through the seas.
  2. Fat: blue fish make long trips and therefore need to accumulate fat in their muscles. White fish have their food closer, so they do not need to move around as much or accumulate as much fat.
  3. Color: this is one of the easiest things to know about fish. Blue fish have a greater amount of fat and this influences the colour, giving it a bluish tone. The others, on the other hand, as they have less fat, have a white shade.
  4. Where it lives: white fish swim very close to the bottom of the sea, while blue fish swim close to the surface.
  5. Nutrients: both blue and white fish have proteins, minerals and vitamins, but also some differences:
    – Blue fish have higher levels of Omega 3.
    – White fish, because it has less fat, has fewer calories.

Which one do we get? It is recommended to alternate both fish and thus take advantage of the nutrients of all species. Even though each type of fish has different properties, the ideal is to evaluate our nutritional deficiencies and supply them with one fish or another.

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