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What to Know About Catfish

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Wondering what to know about catfish before incorporating it into your meal routine? We’re here to help. Learn what U.S. farm-raised really means, the differences between cooking with fresh and frozen fish, catfish nutrition facts and more. We’re here to educate about what makes our products special, delicious and family-friendly. Everything you could want to know about catfish is within the articles below! Have a question you want answered on the blog? Email info@heartlandcatfish.com.

Seacuterie Snacking for American Heart Month

In 1964, Lyndon B Johnson, a heart attack survivor, declared February as American Heart Month. Since then, the nation has used the month of February as a time to highlight the number one killer of Americans, heart disease.

New Year Goal – Eat Heartland Catfish

The month of January is often viewed as a time for self-improvement and self-betterment after New Year’s resolutions have been made. At Heartland Catfish Company, we want to help you with your resolutions to not only improve your health but also help our customers make financially and environmentally responsible food choices.

Heartland Catfish Holiday Recipes

The holiday festivities are upon us, and at Heartland Catfish Company, we could not be more excited to celebrate the season. This year, we are sharing three of our favorite recipes all with unique holiday flair to help you and your family cherish this beloved holiday season.

Is Catfish a Healthy Protein Source for Diabetics?

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, with an estimated 37.3 million Americans living with this condition. This November, Heartland Catfish is recognizing National Diabetes Month to increase awareness and answer the question, “Is catfish a healthy protein source for diabetics?”

Celebrate National Cookbook Month with Heartland Catfish Company

October is a special time for Heartland Catfish Company, marking the arrival of National Seafood Month. Heartland Catfish is also celebrating National Cookbook Month in October.

Heartland Catfish Celebrates National Food Safety Education Month

As one of the largest vertically integrated catfish processors in the country, Heartland Catfish Company is not only known for its high-quality and sustainable products but its strong commitment to food safety as well.

Celebrate National Catfish Month with Heartland Catfish Company

Since 1984, August has been recognized as National Catfish Month to celebrate the hard work and dedication that goes into producing and receiving high-quality U.S. Farm-Raised catfish.

A Comparison of Popular White Fish – U.S. Farmed-Raised Catfish Remains A Family Favorite

Seafood is diverse and the many varieties of seafood provide a wide range of flavors, textures and nutritional values.

Optimal Ways to Incorporate Catfish into Your Diet

Most people dread the question, “What’s for dinner?” Finding recipes, proteins and side dishes for meals can be challenging, especially if you are wanting to adhere to a healthier diet.

Shop U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Heartland Catfish Company is committed to supplying the highest-quality products since 1996. Their promise of quality comes from a defining factor of being U.S. Farm-Raised. So, what does it mean for catfish to be U.S. Farm-Raised, and why should you care?

Why Do People Eat Catfish?

Catfish is one of the most popular fish for consumption, and catfish farming is the leading aquaculture industry in the United States according to Mississippi State University Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources program.

American Heart Month: HEARTland Loves Catfish

A healthy heart means a healthy life, but how can you ensure you are fueling your body with the necessary nutrients to make your heart healthy?

Is Catfish Keto? A Tasty Protein Fit for Any New Year’s Resolution

As another holiday season ends, a different sort of season comes along to replace it: the season of New Year’s Resolutions.

When Is Catfish Season?

Tailoring eating habits and preferences according to the season is an instinct that is often conditioned that we as consumers abide by that we might not realize. Professional chefs use seasonal availability to create quality menus, while grocery shoppers follow seasonal food patterns to guide their purchasing decisions.

Is Catfish a Good Option for Pescatarians?

Is catfish a good option for pescatarians? To put it bluntly, yes. But what makes it such a great option? Let’s break down the elements and address how catfish can be incorporated into a pescatarian diet.

Celebrate National Seafood Month

When most people think about October, they immediately associate the month with pumpkins, leaves changing colors and cooling temperatures. But did you know? October is National Seafood Month and Heartland Catfish Company wants to take this month to recognize why seafood is so important.

Is Catfish Gluten-Free?

Are you looking for a way to use fish in your gluten-free diet? Catfish along with other plain fish and meats do not contain gluten. However, certain preparation methods and ingredients do contain gluten; therefore, it is important to establish the different ways to eat catfish for gluten sensitivity.

Top 5 Facts about Heartland Catfish

The families of Heartland Catfish are not new to the aquaculture industry. They have catfish farming techniques and processing proficiencies in their blood. From the life-cycle of the fish to its celebratory month held each August, Heartland Catfish knows their product. Here are five facts they want you to know:

Celebrate National Catfish Month with Heartland Catfish!

Did you know President Ronald Reagan declared the month of August as National Catfish month in 1984? Did you also know that 94% of all catfish produced in the United States comes from four Southeastern states- Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas?

Catfish is a Healthy Protein for Those with High Cholesterol

Following the wake of COVID-19, many consumers are searching for ways to protect their heart health and immune system. According to the CDC, 38% of American adults have high cholesterol, which can lead to health issues such as heart disease or strokes.

Shop Sustainably: Heartland Prioritizes Environmental Responsibility

In a world where practicing environmental responsibility is becoming increasingly more important, many consumers are searching for ways to elevate the sustainability aspect of their shopping lists.

Showcase Your Culinary Creativity: Heartland Launches Catfish Culinary Contest

Participate in the Catfish Culinary Contest by submitting your best catfish recipe for a chance to win. Whether you have a cooking niche, passion for sharing recipes or just love trying new dishes, the Catfish Culinary Contest is an exciting opportunity for all food lovers.

Where to Eat Heartland Catfish

Are you looking for a new place to eat U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish? Look no further than these restaurants on The Catfish Institute’s Catfish Trail. Each of these restaurants serve U.S. Farm-Raised Heartland Catfish.

Heartland Recipes: From Our Kitchen to Yours

As the weather gets warmer, and summer approaches, now is the time for you and your family to gather around the table. Make this spring and summer one to remember. Heartland Catfish’s recipe collection: “From Our Kitchen to Yours” has a variety of eats to prepare, recipes that are sure to have the whole family going back for seconds.

Frozen Food Month

March is National Frozen Food month and here at Heartland Catfish Company, we love a reason to celebrate our frozen products. When it comes to grocery shopping for your family, frozen food and its benefits can easily be forgotten.

Seafood Market Trends in 2022: Heartland Catfish Offers a Quality, Frozen, Protein Choice

Since 2021, frozen and fresh seafood sales have reached nearly 5.5 billion within the first nine months. According to IRI’s Protein Practice, last year, frozen seafood saw “amazing numbers” as sales increased 2.8 percent, compared to 2020 and 40 percent compared to pre-pandemic frozen protein offerings.

Heartland Catfish 25 Years Award

Since 1996, Heartland Catfish has consistently put flavor, customer service and family values at the forefront of our business. In our 25-year history, Heartland Catfish Company has brought thousands of jobs to the state of Mississippi.

Something for Everyone this Holiday Season—U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Recipes

The holidays are here in full force, and that means it’s time to gather as a family around the table. Heartland U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can be prepared in a variety of ways. This year, find something anyone at your table can enjoy.

Heartland Catfish Company Celebrates 25 Years of Great Catfish and Family Ties

From one catfish pond to a 135,000 square foot processing facility, over the course of 25 years Heartland Catfish Company has grown into one of the largest vertically integrated catfish processors in the country.

The Anatomy of a Fresh Packaged Seafood Label

When consumers visit the grocery store in search of the safest and healthiest seafood options, they tend to gravitate towards the label. According to the Journal of Education and Health Promotion, nearly 58% of consumers “don’t understand” food label information. Understanding a seafood label allows the consumer to avoid potential allergens, learn how the seafood was produced and find the healthiest options.

Life as a Farm-Raised Catfish: Explaining the Catfish Lifecycle

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of August to be recognized as National Catfish Month. The month is dedicated to recognizing the agricultural importance of catfish in the economy and highlighting what catfish can provide to the consumer as a safe, delicious, domestic protein source.

Catfish Month: Why We Celebrate U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Every August

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of August to be recognized as National Catfish Month. The month is dedicated to recognizing the agricultural importance of catfish in the economy and highlighting what catfish can provide to the consumer as a safe, delicious, domestic protein source.

Why Catfish is the Perfect Protein for Your Light Summer Meals

Summer plans are made, and fun times are on the horizon, but have you ever noticed your appetite and cravings change with the warm summer weather? It’s important to understand how the summer months can impact your overall health routine, including your appetite and food choices.

Don’t Get “Catfished” By Your Catfish

Catfish have a bad reputation. They are known for being bottom-dwellers and have sometimes been called the “poor man’s fish.” However, U.S. farm-raised catfish are challenging that reputation – we’re here to set the record straight.

Fish Flavor Profiles: Comparing Grocery Store Favorites

Choosing seafood at the grocery store can be overwhelming – there are many options that vary in price, flavor and quality.

Farm-to-Table Fish: Choosing U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Fish isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of farm-to-table. But, farm-to-table fish is an option many consumers don’t know about.

Could Catfish Be a Solution for Picky Kids?

A common problem for families with young children is planning meals that both adults and kids will love. It can be a challenge to find nutritious meal options for the picky eaters in your household.

Flavorful Fish Friday Recipes for Lent

Meatless Fridays are a tradition for many Catholics and other Christian denominations nationwide. Some families struggle with keeping their meatless Fridays fresh and interesting during this time of year, but it’s time to think past the weekly cheese pizza order. Whether you’re cutting out meat for religious reasons or for a healthier lifestyle, Heartland Catfish Company has always valued versatility and flavor - making catfish the perfect choice for your meatless Fridays this Lenten season.

Why Catfish is Perfect for a Meal Prepping Lifestyle

As we move into the New Year, many individuals are looking to implement healthier options into their diets. An easy way for most people to make a significant transition into a healthy lifestyle is through meal preparation. Because catfish has so many health benefits, it’s the perfect protein option for your meal prep routine!

8 Reasons to Incorporate U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Into Your Healthy Diet

Here at Heartland Catfish Company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality catfish for our customers. We’ve provided a lot of information about the benefits of U.S farm raised catfish, salmon, and others. However, we’ve neglected to discuss the fish you should avoid. According to One Medical, fish intake twice a week is a healthy routine. But what fish does that exclude?

Incorporate Catfish into Family-Friendly Holiday Meals

Here at Heartland Catfish Company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality catfish for our customers. We’ve provided a lot of information about the benefits of U.S farm raised catfish, salmon, and others. However, we’ve neglected to discuss the fish you should avoid. According to One Medical, fish intake twice a week is a healthy routine. But what fish does that exclude?

Side Dishes That Complement Catfish

Here at Heartland Catfish Company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality catfish for our customers. We’ve provided a lot of information about the benefits of U.S farm raised catfish, salmon, and others. However, we’ve neglected to discuss the fish you should avoid. According to One Medical, fish intake twice a week is a healthy routine. But what fish does that exclude?

Heartland Catfish Company Gives Thanks

It is no secret that COVID-19 has drastically affected the lives and livelihood of so many in our country and around the world. This year has been full of uncontrollable

Make the Right Choices When Consuming Fish

Here at Heartland Catfish Company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality catfish for our customers. We’ve provided a lot of information about the benefits of U.S farm raised catfish, salmon, and others. However, we’ve neglected to discuss the fish you should avoid. According to One Medical, fish intake twice a week is a healthy routine. But what fish does that exclude?

Could Frozen Food Be the Solution for Busy Families?

The biggest issue most families face on a weekly basis is trying to come up with meals that aren’t time consuming but are still healthy, delicious, and pleasing to all family members.

A Nutritional Breakdown of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Although catfish is an easily accessible option at the grocery store, some may be wondering if the option is as healthy as it is easy to get. Shoppers are in

How to Shop for Seafood at the Grocery Store

According to Seafood Source, only 56% of surveyed individuals eat seafood twice a month. With that statistic being so low, it makes you wonder if it’s because many consumers feel

Catfish vs. Salmon: How Does Catfish Compare to Other Choices at the Grocery Store?

When consumers visit the grocery store in search of healthy options for themselves or their families, the most common seafood items they tend to gravitate toward are salmon, tilapia or

Add Catfish to Your Diet-Friendly Meal Rotation

When it comes to healthy diets, there are seemingly endless options all with different nutritional requirements. Luckily, U.S. farm-raised catfish fits into many of them, making it easy to include

Catfish Myths Debunked: There’s More to Cooking Catfish than Frying

When you think of catfish, you most likely think of a traditional fish fry. While catfish is delicious fried, there are numerous other ways to prepare it that are not

Chefs Enjoy Cooking with Catfish

Let’s talk catfish in a restaurant setting: what are some reasons why catfish becoming more popular in restaurants and among professional chefs? We chatted with Chef Jason Goodenough to get

Reading & Interpreting Fish Nutrition Labels at the Grocery Store

When shopping for catfish at the grocery store, it’s important to know the labels and nutritional information to look for. Catfish is a great alternative to primary sources of protein

How to Cook, Prepare and Store Fresh and Frozen Catfish

In our previous blogs, we’ve covered the difference between U.S. farm-raised catfish and imported catfish, as well as why catfish should not be considered a “poor man’s fish.”

Catfish Myths Debunked: For Flavorful Fine Dining or Only Fish Frys?

In our previous blogs, we’ve covered the difference between U.S. farm-raised catfish and imported catfish, as well as why catfish should not be considered a “poor man’s fish.”

What Does U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Really Mean?

As a consumer, you’re looking at labels often – so what does U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish really mean when you see it on a menu or in the seafood department at

A Fresh (or Frozen) Take on Fish Fridays During Lent

For Christians around the world, Lent is a season that invokes fasting from meat on certain days, including weekly on Fridays. During this time, families still have many options to

Catfish Myths Debunked: “Poor Man’s Fish” or Underrated Superfood?

Catfish have long suffered from a reputation of being known as the “poor man’s fish.” Catfish are often thought of as lower on the totem pole because of myths surrounding

US FDA Recommends Catfish as Low-Mercury Seafood Option

Fish is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, but some types of fish contain high levels of mercury, a neurotoxin.

Catfish a Healthy Seafood Option for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Proper nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding is important to maintain the health of the mother and baby. But how does seafood, and catfish specifically, fit into the picture?

New Study Suggests Eating Fish May Make Kids Smarter

A recent study published in Scientific Reports suggests greater fish consumption can have significant benefits for children. According to the study, children who ate fish at least once a week scored almost five points higher on IQ tests than children who seldom or never ate fish.