Omega-3 fatty acid cholesterol and fat content of fish

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Table 1: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Cholesterol and Fat Content of Fish

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A - (Raw) Fish (3 1/2 ounces)
B - (grams): Saturated Fat
C - (grams): Poly-unsaturated Fat
D - (grams): Total Fat
E - (milligrams): Total Omega-3
F - (milligrams): Cholesterol

A B C D E F

Anchovy (canned) 1.3 1.6 4.8 1.4 --[a]

Bass[b] 0.5 0.8 2.2 1.0 70

Bluefish 1.4 1.6 6.5 1.2 59

Clam, hardshell tr tr 0.6 tr --[a]

softshell 0.3 0.6 2.0 0.4 --[a]

Cod, Atlantic 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.3 43

Crab, Alaska king 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.3 41

blue 0.2 0.5 1.3 0.4 78

queen 0.1 0.4 1.1 0.3 127

Eel 3.5 1.4 18.8 0.9 108

Flounder 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.2 46

Haddock 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.2 63

Halibut, Pacific 0.3 0.7 2.3 0.5 32

Herring[b] 2.2 2.0 9.1 1.5 55

Lobster, European 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2 95

Northern 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.2 142

Mackerel, Atlantic 3.6 3.7 13.9 2.6 80

Mussels, Blue 0.4 0.6 2.2 0.5 28

Oysters[b], Eastern 0.6 0.7 2.5 0.4 47

Perch[b] 0.3 0.5 1.7 0.3 70

Sablefish 0.1 0.5 1.0 0.5 71

Salmon, Atlantic 0.8 2.1 5.4 1.4 55

Chinook 2.5 2.1 10.4 1.5 66

chum 1.5 1.5 6.6 1.1 74

coho 1.1 1.7 6.0 1.0 39

pink 0.6 1.4 3.4 1.0 52

sockeye 1.5 1.9 8.6 1.3 62

Scallop, unspecified 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.2 45

Shrimp, Atlantic[b] 0.3 0.6 1.5 3.5 162

Japanese 0.5 1.0 2.5 0.5 58

Northern 0.2 0.6 1.5 0.5 125

Snapper, red 0.2 0.4 1.2 0.2 --[a]

Sole 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.1 50

Squid[b] 0.3 0.5 1.4 0.4 233

Sturgeon, Atlantic 1.2 2.1 6.0 1.6 --[b]

Swordfish 0.6 0.2 2.1 0.2 39

Trout, brook 0.7 0.9 2.7 0.6 68

lake 1.7 3.4 9.7 2.0 48

rainbow 0.6 1.2 3.4 0.6 57

Tuna, albacore 1.2 1.8 4.9 1.5 54

bluefin 1.7 2.0 6.6 1.6 38

unspecified 0.9 0.5 2.5 0.5 49

Whitefish, lake 0.9 2.2 6.0 1.5 60

a Information not available

b Figures given are averages of different varieties

tr = (trace)

Source: Provisional Tables from U.S.D.A. Agricultural Handbook, 8-15, in press

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