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The cheapest fish to eat in Lent

25 mayo, 2021

Lent is here and, as tradition dictates, we must suspend the consumption of red meat. Of course, we cannot put aside our daily protein consumption, so fish are the protagonists of this season.

Today we want to share with you the cheapest fish you can find and also what their properties are so that you can enjoy preparing and eating them. Lets go to the market!

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The cheapest fish to buy this Lent

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  • Its price ranges between 35 and 50 pesos per kilo.
  • It has a low sodium content. Its contribution in calcium, iron and other minerals is very rich, in addition to being a very easy to digest fish.

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  • Its price ranges between 27 and 43 pesos per kilo.
  • This is one of the richest fish in iron. It has a fat content of 5 grams of fat per 100 grams of edible portion. In addition, it has proteins of high biological value.

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  • Its price ranges between 39 and 61 pesos per kilo.
  • Corvina contains less than 2% fat and has a great supply of omega 3 acid, phosphorus, calcium and iron. It has less than 90 calories per serving.

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  • Its price ranges between 29 and 37 pesos per kilo.
  • For every 100 grams it provides 20.80 g of protein, 199 of energy and 3.30 g of fat. This fish does not contain cholesterol.

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Mojarra tilapia

  • Its price ranges between 48 and 64 pesos per kilo.
  • Contains large amounts of vitamin D and E, as well as B complex, which supports the nervous system. It is also rich in calcium and phosphorous to strengthen bones.

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