25th November 2019

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Do all fish have mercury in them?

However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Do not eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, or Tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury.

Also to know is, which fish are low in mercury?

That amounts to about 2 to 3 servings of fish per week, which can be eaten in place of other types of protein. Make sure to choose a variety of fish lower in mercury, such as salmon, tilapia, shrimp, tuna (canned-light), cod, and catfish. Consumption of white (albacore) tuna should not exceed 6 ounces per week.

Which fish is high in mercury?

High mercury fish to steer clear from include:
  • Tilefish.
  • King mackerel.
  • Shark.
  • Swordfish.
  • Marlin.
  • Orange roughy.
  • Ahi Tuna.
  • Bigeye tuna.

Which tuna has least mercury?

There are two main kinds of canned tuna: chunk light and solid or chunk white (albacore). All canned white tuna is albacore. Its mercury levels are almost three times higher than the smaller skipjack tuna, used in most canned light tuna products.
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