Shishamo (Capelin) Fish
Capelin (kaplin, kapelin) is a tasty and very useful fish. It inhabits the seas and the most superficial layers of water. It is extremely popular among the Japanese. It is rich in easily digestible proteins (about 23%), calcium, polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 acids. There is a little connective tissue, which explains its rapid preparation.
Capelin is an excellent source of B vitamins , for example the amount of B2 in it is several times more than in meat. This fish is also characterized by a high content of vitamins A and D. It contains the most important amino acids for the human body: methionine, cysteine, lysine and threonine; also: iodine, bromine, fluorine, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and selenium. The amount of selenium is 10 times more than in meat. Today, finding the source products of this item is not so easy. It is indispensable for our body, its deficiency provokes the formation of cancerous tumors. It should be noted that it is also a good antidepressant.
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins in 100 grams of capelin:
- vitamin A - 0.04 mg;
- vitamin PP - 0.8 mg;
- vitamin A (RE) - 40 mcg;
- vitamin B1 - thiamine - 0.03 mg;
- Vitamin B2 - riboflavin - 0.2 mg;
- Vitamin B6 - pyridoxine - 0.1 mg;
- vitamin B9 - folic acid - 17 mcg, vitamin C - 1 mg,
- vitamin PP - niacin equivalent - 2.9746 mg.
Trace elements in 100 grams of capelin:
• iron - 0.4 mg,
• iodine - 50 mcg,
• zinc - 1.08 mg,
• honey - 210 mcg,
• manganese - 0.05 mg,
• fluorine - 430 mcg,
• chromium - 55 mcg,
• molybdenum - 4 mcg,
• nickel - 6 mcg,
• cobalt - 8 mkg.
Studies show that saturated capelin fatty acids have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol levels and help get rid of plaque on the walls of blood vessels. It has been proven that capelin is able to help regulate blood pressure, improves mood. It also helps treat arthritis, tooth decay and bone fractures.
Fish also helps lower glucose levels, making it a good choice for people with diabetes.
Capelin is a good source of iodine and selenium needed for proper thyroid function. In addition, these two substances promote bone and hair growth.
Fish is also suitable for those who want to lose weight, as it is easily processed and is full of protein, healthy fats and few calories.
If you have problems with the cardiovascular system or you suffer from hypertension, include this fish in your daily menu.