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edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
Edible fish, shellfish from the sea or edible seaweed.
Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans, prominently including fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs (e.g. bivalve molluscs such as clams, oysters and mussels, and cephalopods such as octopus and squid), crustaceans (e.g. shrimp, crabs, and lobster), and echinoderms (e.g. sea cucumbers and sea urchins). Historically, marine mammals such as cetaceans (whales and dolphins) as well as seals have been eaten as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants such as some seaweeds and microalgae are widely eaten as sea vegetables around the world, especially in Asia. Seafood is an important source of (animal) protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas. Semi-vegetarians who consume seafood as the only source of meat are said to adhere to pescetarianism. The harvesting of wild seafood is usually known as fishing or hunting, while the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture and fish farming (in the case of fish). Most of the seafood harvest is consumed by humans, but a significant proportion is used as fish food to farm other fish or rear farm animals. Some seafoods (i.e. kelp) are used as food for other plants (a fertilizer). In these ways, seafoods are used to produce further food for human consumption. Also, products such as fish oil and spirulina tablets are extracted from seafoods. Some seafood is fed to aquarium fish, or used to feed domestic pets such as cats. A small proportion is used in medicine, or is used industrially for nonfood purposes (e.g. leather).
Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Historically, sea mammals such as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent these days. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia. In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so all edible aquatic life may be referred to as seafood. For the sake of completeness, this article includes all edible aquatic life. The harvesting of wild seafood is known as fishing and the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture, mariculture, or in the case of fish, fish farming. Seafood is often distinguished from meat, although it is still animal and is excluded in a strict vegetarian diet. Seafood is an important source of protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas. Most of the seafood harvest is consumed by humans, but a significant proportion is used as fish food to farm other fish or rear farm animal. Some seafoods are used as food for other plants. In these ways, seafoods are indirectly used to produce further food for human consumption. Products, such as fish oil and spirulina tablets are also extracted from seafoods. Some seafood is feed to aquarium fish, or used to feed domestic pets, such as cats, and a small proportion is used in medicine, or is used industrially for non-food purposes.
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Marine fish and shellfish used as food or suitable for food. (Webster, 3d ed) SHELLFISH and FISH PRODUCTS are more specific types of SEAFOOD.
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The numerical value of seafood in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of seafood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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It's associated with ingesting seafood that has not been properly cooked, or properly stored and then not properly cooked, and also by taking oysters or seafood from contaminated areas, which sometimes people do, especially in Florida or in the Gulf, where there's a sign that says' fishing prohibited' but the oysters grow big and fat. And they look good, so they eat them.
It will also include tough new customs provisions and rules of origin to help us combat illegal transshipment, including of seafood, and identify food safety risks before they get to our shores.
To the degree you can adjust your diet so it is primarily fruits and vegetables and seafood, it's healthier, we're not saying you're committing suicide if you have a cheeseburger, but it should be a treat, not a regular occurrence.
It is important to remember that although dairy foods can be rich in saturated fat, they are also rich in many other nutrients and can be a part of a healthy diet. However, other fats like those found in seafood, nuts, and non-tropical vegetable oils can have greater health benefits than dairy fats.
Shark's fin is one of the' four treasures' of Chinese dried seafood, along with fish maw, dried abalone and sea cucumber, all four are expensive products that are valued for their rarity and also for their texture.
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- مأكولات بحرية, طعام البحرArabic
- plody mořeCzech
- Mariscos, mariscoSpanish
- merenelävät, kalaruoka, meren vilja, merenantimet, meriruokaFinnish
- fruit de mer, fruits de merFrench
- frutti di mare, frutto di mareItalian
- פירות יםHebrew
- 海産物, 海産食品, 魚介類, 海鮮, シーフードJapanese
- mātaitai, kaimoanaMāori
- makanan lautMalay
- owoce morzaPolish
- fruto do marPortuguese
- dijo tsa lewatleSouthern Sotho
- deniz ürünü, deniz ürünleriTurkish
- Hải sảnVietnamese
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