October is 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.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the United States is a global leader in sustainable seafood for both wild-caught and farmed species. U.S. fishermen and fish farms, like Tackett Fish Farms, operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental standards in the world.
At Heartland Catfish Company, we are proud to farm and source our products through environmentally responsible practices. Operating as a U.S. Farm-Raised catfish producer, we practice sustainability in every decision we make. To learn more about Heartland’s commitment to environmental responsibility, you can read our blog, “Shop Sustainably: Heartland Prioritizes Environmental Responsibility.”
There is a multitude of reasons to celebrate seafood. Seafood is a great source of protein. In fact, the CDC recommends eating at least eight ounces of seafood every week to ensure optimal protein consumption. Seafood tends to have lower levels of cholesterol and fewer calories than other meat or poultry according to Seafood Health Facts. Eating seafood once a week will not only be a healthy choice, but a delicious one.
Seafood is also versatile. It can be prepared in a multitude of ways: grilled, blackened, baked, fried and even raw. You can prepare seafood for sushi, as salad toppers, as an appetizer, in soups and of course as the main dish of any meal. Regardless of how seafood is prepared, there is no denying that it is one of the most versatile foods. The versatility of seafood is its availability from both freshwater and saltwater, as well as farmed-raised or wild-caught.