Snoek is the news salmon — but don’t tell health nuts!
Cape Town fishermen are worried well-heeled, health-conscious yuppies (and companies) will start desperately seeking snoek
Salmon is so last season — and snoek might be taking its place. Scientific studies have proven the nutritional value of the Cape snoek — something fish vendors in the Western Cape have always known. Now they are concerned that big companies might net all the fish for well-heeled consumers who are on the hunt for the next health fad. "Cape snoek is a healthy‚ cheap and high-protein food source‚ with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids‚" concludes one 2016 report. The scientists‚ Suné Henning from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s department of food technology‚ and Louwrens Hoffman‚ from Stellenbosch University’s department of animal sciences‚ concluded that Cape snoek contains similar amounts of fat to pink salmon and has a carbohydrate content of only 0.7%. They took samples of 10 flecked snoek caught at Cape Town’s Stompneus Bay and collected from Die Visfabriek in Brackenfell. Samples from the left side of the flecked snoek were kept raw while the right side of the f...
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