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How much protein is in tilapia?

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Tilapia has 23 grams of protein per serving, which fills you up and helps you feel full longer.

Your body uses protein to:

  • Build bones and muscle
  • Heal tissue
  • Move oxygen through your body
  • Digest food
  • Balance hormones

From: Health Benefits of Tilapia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute: "Tilapia." Delaware Sea Grant: "Tilapia." Harvard Health Publishing: "Flap Over Tilapia Sends Wrong Message," "No Need to Avoid Healthy Omega-6 Fats." National Institutes of Health: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids," "Selenium." Mayo Clinic: "Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Can They Cause Heart Disease?" BreastCancer.org: "Portion size." U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Fish, tilapia, raw."






Piedmont Healthcare: "Why is protein important in your diet?" National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium/vitamin D." Environmental Defense Fund: "Tilapia." NYC.gov: "Eat Fish, Choose Wisely: Protect Against Mercury."


FDA: "Selecting and Serving Fresh and Frozen Seafood Safely."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 07, 2019

SOURCES: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute: "Tilapia." Delaware Sea Grant: "Tilapia." Harvard Health Publishing: "Flap Over Tilapia Sends Wrong Message," "No Need to Avoid Healthy Omega-6 Fats." National Institutes of Health: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids," "Selenium." Mayo Clinic: "Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Can They Cause Heart Disease?" BreastCancer.org: "Portion size." U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Fish, tilapia, raw."






Piedmont Healthcare: "Why is protein important in your diet?" National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium/vitamin D." Environmental Defense Fund: "Tilapia." NYC.gov: "Eat Fish, Choose Wisely: Protect Against Mercury."


FDA: "Selecting and Serving Fresh and Frozen Seafood Safely."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 07, 2019

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