Nutrition and DietTurbot: benefits and properties

Turbot: benefits and properties

Benefits of turbot, and information on the different nutritional properties provided by this delicious semi-fat fish, rich in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

The turbot is a fish that on many occasions can be confused with the sole, due to its flat body and head, and because its eyes are located on the left side of its body.

It belongs to the family of the Scophthalmidae or flatfish, order of the Pleuronectiformes, and is also known by the name Psetta maxima.

There are different species of turbot, among which we can find the Black Sea turbot, brill, plaice, flounder, the estuary turbot and the one known as Gran Sol.

Nutritional properties of turbot

Turbot is a semi-fat fish, so its fat content is really low (compared to so-called blue fish). In other words, turbot is actually a fish that is somewhere between blue fish and white fish.

It is a food that stands out above all for its very high content of good quality proteins, which means that it provides all the essential amino acids.

Precisely because of its low fat content (although somewhat higher than, for example, lean fish) it is an interesting option in weight loss diets, since 100 grams of turbot provide only 3.5 grams of fat and 102 calories.

It also provides vitamins, among which we can highlight the B complex vitamins (such as B2, B3, B9 or folic acid and B12), minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium and it is especially rich in essential fatty acids.

Benefits of turbot

Turbot is a semi-fat fish that is especially rich in proteins of high biological value and essential fatty acids, among which we find especially omega 3 fatty acids, which provide cardiovascular protective benefits, helping to prevent cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, as well as cancer. (Especially colon, breast and prostate cancer).

It helps reduce LDL cholesterol (considered bad cholesterol) and increases HDL cholesterol (or good cholesterol), while reducing high levels of blood pressure in the blood.

It also helps improve vision health in children and adults, and prevents and reduces the risk of macular degeneration.

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