Zinc, Seafood

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Substantial Zinc Content Contained in Shellfish, Seafood

If you're wanting to boost your zinc consumption, seafood is a great place to start. Let's take a look at a healthy menu for dieters featuring fish. And before we get to our menu - let's just say that fish is ultra low in caloric values and is one of the healthiest choices for dieters.

Free Meal Planner Featuring Zinc-Rich Fish

3 ounces of steamed crab with cracked black pepper mixed in reduced fat melted margarine on the side.

1 serving of cabbage slaw prepared with reduced fat salad dressing

1 square of cornbread prepared with stone-ground cornmeal

Add a healthy side-salad mix of fresh garden vegetables that are drizzled with a serving of light salad dressing. A fantastic and very healthy mix is the classic side salad of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and slices of cucumber. Shred a minimal amount of cheese on top if desired.

Also add a healthy dessert to your meal, such as a cup of fresh sliced or cubed fruit. For your beverage, a diet friendly selection will round off your meal.

Health Notes: Iodine in Seafood May Trigger Acne Breakouts

Take note that many species of fish and shellfish are extreme in iodine content and may serve to trigger breakouts for individuals dealing with acne issues.

Another culprit is the humble salt shaker containing iodized sodium.

Zinc in Seafood

MG = Milligrams

Based on 3 Ounces Serving Unless Stated


crab, Alaska king, cooked, moist heat


crab, blue, canned - 1 cup


lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat


crab, blue, cooked, moist heat


crab, blue, crab cakes - one cake


shrimp, mixed species, canned


shrimp, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried


shrimp, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried - about 6 large


crab, Alaska king, imitation, made from surimi


Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried


Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, raw - 6 medium size


Mollusks, scallop, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried - about 6 large



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