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Fish Facts

Wild or farm-raised? Cooked or raw? Test your fish smarts with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Wild fish tend to be less expensive than farm-raised varieties.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Farm-raised fish are generally less expensive than wild fish. But they're not always the healthiest.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Farm-raised fish tend to have more calories and fat and less protein than wild-caught fish.

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The correct answer is: This is true. They may be a better bargain for your dollar but not your waistline: farm-raised fish tend to have more calories and fat and less protein than wild-caught fish.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of these fish tends to have higher levels of toxins?

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The correct answer is: Farm-raised fish tend to contain higher levels of toxins compared to wild-caught fish because of the food they are fed in fish farms.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

How often should you eat fish to reap its healthy benefits?

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The correct answer is: The American Heart Association and USDA MyPlate recommend people consume two servings of fish per week, for a total of 8 ounces.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of these nutrition facts is true about fish?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Fish is high in protein and low in calories and fat, making it an optimal protein source.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Fish is high in which type of fat?

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The correct answer is: Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a type of unsaturated fat. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, soybeans and olive oil.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Fish can reduce your risk of sudden cardiac death by up to 80 percent.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can reduce your risk of sudden cardiac death by up to 80 percent. That's not the only benefit fish oil has for your cardiovascular system -- it may significantly lower your triglycerides and reduce inflammation.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these other conditions can omega-3 fatty acids prevent?

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The correct answer is: In addition to affecting heart disease, fish oil may also have a positive effect on cognitive decline, including preventing dementia, depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these fish is highest in omega-3 fatty acids?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Salmon (fresh or canned), sardines, herring, anchovies and lake trout are the highest in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: The omega-3 fatty acids in oil-packed canned fish seep out of the fish and into the oil.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Some of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish packed in oil are transferred to the oil used to pack the fish. The healthy fats may end up being discarded with the packing oil.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eating fish more than twice a week may be dangerous to your health.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you eat fish more than twice a week, you may be consuming too much mercury. Opt for low-mercury fish options if you'll be eating several servings of fish over a shorter period of time.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these fish typically contains the highest levels of mercury?

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The correct answer is: Large predatory fish, such as tuna, swordfish, shark and king mackerel, contain high levels of mercury. Small fish and shellfish contain lower levels of the neurotoxin.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a problem associated with getting too much mercury?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. High levels of mercury can cause brain damage, learning disorders in children, autoimmune disease and heart problems.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Fish packed in water typically has more fat than fish packed in oil.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Even when the oil is drained away, fish that is packed or canned in oil has significantly more fat than water-packed varieties -- most of the fats are healthy unsaturated fats, however. Three ounces of oil-packed fish has seven grams of fat; the same amount of water-packed fish has only one gram.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How many ounces of tuna can you safely eat in a week?

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The correct answer is: While you should eat 12 ounces of seafood a week, only six of those ounces should be from tuna. Tuna species tend to be higher in mercury than smaller fish and shellfish, so eat less of it than you would other varieties.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these canned tuna options is the lowest in mercury?

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The correct answer is: Albacore “white” tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna. Avoid both canned and fresh albacore white tuna.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

When buying fish, which of these signs indicates the fish is fresh?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. When buying fish, check that the fish has clear eyes, shiny skin and no "fishy" smell. All of those indicate the fish is still fresh and okay to eat.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Wild-caught fish are the best option for sustainability reasons.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The recommendation for buying farm-raised fish or wild-caught fish is different for each species. For example, farmed salmon is not a sustainable choice; wild-caught is the best. But farmed rainbow trout is the best option, not wild-caught.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Fish will remain fresh for up to two weeks in your fridge.

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The correct answer is: This is false. For fish to be at its freshest, you should eat it within two days. If you cannot, be sure to freeze it until you're ready to cook it.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How should fish be stored when freezing it?

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The correct answer is: To properly store fish in the freezer, you should rinse and pat dry the fish. Then wrap it tightly in heavy-duty freezer paper or plastic wrap. Wrap it again in aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Write the date you are freezing it, and then put it in the freezer. Fish will keep up to six months when it's properly packaged for freezing.

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