Seafood Protein Content

seafoodPeople that eat fish usually live longer and have less chronic disease than people that do not. Whether this is because fish displaces meat or because it has positive attributes of its own I’m not sure but it is a high protein food. Certainly, fish provides high-quality protein without the saturated fat present in other options. Some kinds of fish such as, fatty fish from cold northern waters also provide omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-3 sources other than fish are few: walnuts, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and the oils extracted from them, and, to a lesser extent, soy and canola oils and specially fortified eggs. See the other sections for information on that.

Seafood protein and carbs listed in grams

High Protein Sources Serving Protein Carbs Calories
Anchovies, in water 1 ounce 6 0 37
Crab, king (cooked) 4 ounces 22 0 110
Flounder & Sole (cooked) 4 ounces 27 0 133
Haddock (baked or broiled) 4 ounces 28 0 127
Herring (cooked) 4 ounces 26 0 230
Mahi Mahi (baked or broiled) 4 ounces 27 0 124
Perch (freshwater) (cooked) 4 ounces 28 0 133
Pollock (baked or broiled 4 ounces 28 0 134
Salmon (baked or broiled) 4 ounces 25 0 234
Sardines, in water 1 can 22 0 130
Scallops (steamed) 4 ounces 26 0 127
Shrimp 4 ounces 24 0 112
Snapper (baked or broiled) 4 ounces 30 0 145
Trout, freshwater (cooked) 4 ounces 30 0 215
Tuna, canned (chunk lite) 1/4 cup 16 0 70
Whitefish (baked or broiled) 4 ounces 28 0 195

*Avoid high-mercury shark, swordfish, king mackerel, marlin and tilefish.