Archive for March, 2010

It’s going to be a Good Friday for fish!

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

With Easter looming, we’ve been thinking about some of the traditions of this festival.

Fish is not just good for Fridays!

Fish is not just good for Fridays!

It’s not just about chocolate and fluffy bunnies you know! For instance, an old Roman Catholic tradition involves eating fish on Good Friday. This is still recognised to this day by many people of the Christian faith - and beyond.

Good Friday used to be seen as a fasting day where people were expected to go without the usual luxuries to acknowledge the sacrifice that Jesus made. As meat is seen as one such luxury, it was not allowed to be eaten and so fish was the dish of the day.

As with most traditions, this is not followed as rigorously as it used to be, but many people still do eat fish on Good Friday.

For the record, we think you should eat fish on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday……

We have some great deals on at the moment, so whether you want to follow tradition, or just enjoy some delicious, fresh fish every day of the week, visit our online shop or browse our tasty recipes.

Do you eat two portions of fish a week?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Well you should be doing - according to the Food Standards Agency.

They state that…

We should be eating at least two portions of fish a week including one of oily fish. Fish and shellfish are good sources of a variety of vitamins and minerals, and oily fish is particularly rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

There are loads of health benefits linked to eating fish - it can improve the health of your heart, brain, muscles, bones, joints, eyes - and even spice up your love life! So, it really is a super food!

The FSA also says that “… if we want to make sure there are enough fish to eat now, and in the future, we need to start thinking about the choices we make when we choose which fish we eat.

Here at Fish Fanatics, we agree whole-heartedly.

And that is why we are constantly looking to source fish from sustainable stocks wherever possible, and actively encourage our customers to think carefully about their fish has come from. In every case we aim to supply products which, when caught wild, are not contributing to the growing crisis currently threatening the fshing industry.

Organically farmed fish is becoming increasingly more popular and, when fished without effecting the environment, is a viable alternative to wild fish.

If you would like to talk about sustainability, email, tweet or call. We’d love to discuss your thoughts and ideas.