Start Fresh: Choosing Safer Seafood


Seafood features prominently in the 28 Day Diet and with growing concerns around toxicity, I’ve found the Environmental Defense Fund to be an indispensable tool for selecting the safest varieties of seafood. It also specifies if  wild or farmed is preferred.

  • Abalone
  • Anchovies (European)
  • Clams, soft-shell
  • Clams (farmed)
  • Clams Crawfish (U.S.)
  • Cod (Alaskan, longline)
  • Pacific Halibut
  • Lobster, spiny (Cabaja)
  • Lobster, Caribbean spiny (U.S.)
  • Mahimahi (U.S. troll/pole)
  • Mullet
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (farmed)
  • Prawns (Canada)
  • Sablefish/Black Cod (Alaska)
  • Salmon, canned
  • Salmon, wild
  • Sardines, Pacific (U.S.)
  • Scallops, Bay (farmed)
  • Shrimp, pink (Oregon)
  • Squid, longfin (U.S.)
  • Striped Bass farmed
  • Tilapia (U.S.)
  • Trout (farmed)

Which varieties of seafood do you most enjoy cooking with?


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