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Can Frozen Fish be used ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Can frozen fish be used? The wholesale clubs have fairly good frozen fish in bulk. I have just started reading the book about this diet.

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on February 14, 2011
at 12:22 PM

Google " farmed fish antibiotics"

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on February 14, 2011
at 10:30 AM

Not saying that it's not true but sources are very obscure. "11. http://www.deliciousorganics.com/controversies/wildvsfarmfish.htm" is missing and I can't be able to find that issue of the ACRES magazine online. Again not saying it's not true but it's sound too much sales pitchy than it does "pure data".

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on February 13, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Certainly, but stick with wild caught fish. I have about 3 or 4 pounds of wild salmon in my freezer.

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on February 13, 2011
at 01:30 PM

The key is eating "wild caught" fish rather than "farmed". Take it however you can get it, fresh, frozen, canned, smoked!

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on February 13, 2011
at 11:48 AM

I think frozen fish is fine. Frozen-at-sea (FAS) fish is usually the freshest fish you can buy. It's flash frozen on the boat within hours after it's caught.

A lot of store fish was frozen at some point even if it's thawed by the time you see it on the shelf.

Is frozen fish paleo? Well, how it could it not be! Fish gets frozen automatically whenever the weather is cold. Paleolithic people who lived in cold coastal climates must have eaten it frequently.

In historical times, the Inuit (arctic hunter gatherers) ate lots of frozen fish. Their language even has a word for frozen fish: quaq.

Here's a picture of an Inuit drying rack with fish on it. From the snow on the ground, I'm guessing the fish was frozen. These particular fish are qausiluk or in English, broad whitefish.

The picture comes from a wonderful book called Fish That We Eat by Anore Jones (page 215). You can read it on the web for free. This is one of the books that really gives a sense of what paleolithic diets must have been like.

Of course the Inuit aren't paleolithic -- they are our contemporaries -- but their traditional lifestyle was probably pretty close to how paleolithic people lived in cold climates.

The book has a chart on page 305 which summarizes the five main ways the Inuit processed their fish: drying, fermenting, cooking, salting, and -- of course -- freezing.

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Reference:

Jones, Anore. Iqaluich Nigingnaqtuat, Fish That We Eat. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2006.

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on February 13, 2011
at 10:33 AM

I live a long way from the sea, all my seafood is frozen. Just buy good quality and watch out for refrozen "deals".

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Wild Fish is the ONLY fish I will eat. Im not at all Keen on fish thats been taught to eat corn or other garbage.

I feel bad when I eat Farmed fish...

Most of the salmon available for human consumption today is farmed, but several independent studies have found concentrations of PCBs and other contaminants at levels of up to 10 times higher in farmed salmon. In Europe, there have even been situations where farmed fished tested at high levels of heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. These contaminants seem to be getting to the fish through the feed, which become concentrated in the oil of the salmon.


The main culprit behind the high omega-6 levels in farm-raised fish is apparently the corn-soy diet. Most wild fish eat greens (and/or other fish that eat greens), which is what produces omega-3s, as is the case with pasture-fed livestock. For those who eat fish as a way of controlling inflammatory diseases via an increase of omega-3 intake, farm-raised tilapia is not a good choice, according to the researchers. Farm raised salmon, however, do not have the same omega 3:6 profile as wild salmon. Farm-raised fish contain considerably higher levels, up to four times those of wild salmon, of omega 6 fatty acids.


Farmed salmon have more antibiotics administered by weight than any other form of livestock. Farmed salmon have significantly higher levels of PCBs, dioxin, and other cancer causing agents over wild salmon

Wild Frozen is not only acceptable in my opinion, but WILDLY preferred. The time it takes fresh wild caught fish to arrive in your home, will seriously impede its freshness. However, Freezing it, damages it little to none, yet retains the quality of the meat. Frozen at Sea being the ideal.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on February 14, 2011
at 12:22 PM

Google " farmed fish antibiotics"

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on February 14, 2011
at 10:30 AM

Not saying that it's not true but sources are very obscure. "11. http://www.deliciousorganics.com/controversies/wildvsfarmfish.htm" is missing and I can't be able to find that issue of the ACRES magazine online. Again not saying it's not true but it's sound too much sales pitchy than it does "pure data".

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on February 13, 2011
at 11:06 AM

you should probably defrost it first, but as long as it is wild caught you are good to go I reckon..

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on September 27, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Just discovered your site few minutes ago.

  1. Do inuits eat the lever and heart of the fish too (raw)?

  2. Do they also eat the lever and heart of FROZEN fish too (raw)?

  3. Is there any Video which shows how to eat the FROZEN fish (raw)?

thanks.

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on February 13, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Frozen or canned is the only way for most of us to buy wild fish. I'll take frozen over canned any day, but I keep some canned fish around for when I need something quick.

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on February 13, 2011
at 04:45 PM

I find frozen fish does not taste as good as very fresh. But I am sure freezing was a common strategem even in the paleo colder regions.

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