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3 Common Seafood Myths Debunked

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Learn about the truth behind three common seafood myths.

Seafood is the victim of more reputation-damaging myths than any other food, and it’s important that we separate the lies from the truth. Some seafood myths are so prevalent that you may believe they are common knowledge, while in reality, they are completely false. Continue reading to learn about the top seafood myths and the real facts behind the statements!

Seafood Carries High Levels Of Toxins

While there are valid concerns about contaminants found in some seafood, the majority of seafood does not contain harmful levels of toxins. Methylmercury is the most common contaminate in relation to seafood, but there are only a few species of seafood that have high levels, such as king mackerel, swordfish, and tilefish. However, fish consumption has many health benefits, so instead of avoiding fish, the best way to minimize mercury exposure is to consume fish known to have lower methylmercury concentrations. Seafood including crab, cod, haddock, oysters, shrimp, tilapia, and more are considered low in mercury and are a great addition to any diet!

Pregnant Women Should Avoid All Seafood

As mentioned above, not all seafood has high levels of mercury, meaning that pregnant women do not have to avoid all seafood! It is recommended for pregnant women to avoid larger and older fish that could be exposed to mercury, but fish that contain little mercury are a welcome addition to their diet. In fact, it is recommended for pregnant women to eat eight to twelve ounces of a seafood a week.

Seafood Is Difficult To Cook

Fish is more delicate than other meats, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to cook at home! It just takes a little more love and care to make sure your fish is cooked to perfection. Since there are many different types of fish, it’s important to note that there is not a “one-size fits all” approach, as some are better pan seared while others can be baked or grilled.

At Box Hill, we make our crab cakes as simple to cook as possible, as we do all the hard work for you! When you order our crab cakes online, they will come to your door in a Styrofoam container to keep them cold and seal in the flavor. Make sure the crab cakes are thawed, then bake them for 8-10 minutes in the oven set to 425 degrees F. Allow them to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy the best crab cakes in Maryland from your own home!

It’s Always the Right Time for Box Hill

We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here. Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.

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