NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD
As an island nation New Zealanders have always enjoyed kaimoana (seafood) as a key part of their diet. Besides being plentiful, it is a delicious and nutrient-rich food source. Our fish are chilled or frozen as they are brought on board the boat to preserve their taste, nutritional value and quality of their flesh.
Consumers can buy New Zealand deepwater seafood with confidence, knowing they are eating a healthy and sustainable source of food. The Best Fish Guide offers a wealth of information about New Zealand seafood for shoppers, from nutrition details and preparation tips to sustainability information and recipes.
NATURAL & HEALTHY
SEAFOOD – A GOOD SOURCE OF NUTRIENTS
As awareness grows of the benefits of sensible eating of nutritious food, seafood is an increasingly attractive choice. Seafood is a good source of protein, with many species low in fat and a source of Omega 3, they are also a source of minerals and vitamins, we regularly need in our diet.
The healthful properties of New Zealand deepwater fish begin with the plankton that grows in the vast, cool Southern Ocean.
HOW DOES SEAFOOD CONTRIBUTE TO OUR HEALTH?
Protein plays an important role in the building and repair of tissue, growth and maintenance of muscles and is necessary for the growth and development of bone in children. Omega 3 contributes to a healthy heart. Many of the deepwater species, such as hoki, ling and squid are also a good source of vitamin B12 and selenium. Vitamin B12 is necessary for normal brain function and contributes to the growth and development in children. Selenium is necessary for a healthy immune system and also contributes to the normal growth and development of children.
OTHER NUTRIENTS FOUND IN MANY SEAFOOD SPECIES INCLUDE
Iodine – necessary for normal brain function, energy metabolism and contributes to the growth and development in children
Potassium – contributes to the functioning of the nervous system and normal muscle function
Phosphorus – necessary for normal teeth, bone and cell membrane structure and energy metabolism
Magnesium – necessary for normal nerve and muscle function, for teeth and bone structure and it contributes to normal energy metabolism
Vitamin B3 – necessary for the release of energy from food, for the normal structure and function of skin and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
TRACEABLE & SAFE
TRACEABLE, SAFE & SUSTAINABLE
New Zealand seafood is recognised internationally as being traceable, safe and sustainable. We pride ourselves in supporting our oceans so we can guarantee such quality by keeping them as natural and clean as possible, free from man-made chemicals and preservatives.