our unit exaliefei 500 tons of wild fish per year. The species is producing bream, sea bass, Snow, Sheepshead, Red, Red snapper, Melokopi-Head and Skull and are daily in hundreds of family tables.
The fish provide the body with high biological value protein that is essential for building tissue and restore the damage and contain all kinds of fats (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated). They are also a source of many vitamins such as fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), and water-soluble B vitamins such as B1, B2 and the B12, which is important both for basic metabolism nutrients, and the health of nerve tissue and red blood cells.
In addition, fish offer valuable minerals like calcium and phosphorus, which - along with vitamin D - help build better teeth and bones.
The rumor that the meat of fish is lagging behind the meat of mammals are totally unfounded. The fish is not only comparable in biological value, but superior in some elements (eg showing a high content of iodine, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A and D and protein high biological value). Furthermore, the meat of fish is more digestible than meat of mammals, also offering the finest food in the human palate.
Scientific studies have shown that the presence of animal protein in the diet is crucial for normal functioning and development of man. The flesh of fish contains such proteins at rates ranging from 18% to 25% and is of great biological importance.
Minerals (ie minerals and trace elements) generally contribute to the proper strength and bone structure, maintaining the strong and tolerant to injury. The main minerals found in fish tissues are calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, magnesium and iodine. A large number of trace elements such as lithium, strontium, boron, etc., located mainly in the flesh of marine fish. Minerals - especially iron (Fe) - are very important for the human body and "compete" in the value, known to all our vitamins.
The flesh of fish contains many vitamins such as:
Vitamin A which helps vision (higher rates in fatty fish).
Vitamin B complex, which is essential for the metabolism of essential nutrients for energy release from the cells and the development and functioning of the nervous system.
Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.
Vitamin D, which helps the absorption of calcium and phosphorus as well as in bone formation.
Vitamin K, and the so-called "antiaimorragiki" vitamin.