When buying seafood online or in the supermarket, we tend to think of freshness as the primary indicator of product quality. For instance, when dining in a seafood restaurant, most people will equate a dish’s quality to the length of time between catching the primary ingredient and preparing it in the kitchen. Bonus points if the fish, crustacean, or bivalve was alive when it arrived at the restaurant.
You’ve probably heard of the recommendation to eat fish at least twice a week. Generally speaking, most seafood are a lean and healthy source of protein and Omega-3 oils— fatty acids known for being good for the brain and heart.