Tilapia is now the fourth most-consumed seafood in the United States, after shrimp, tuna and salmon. This is largely due to it being inexpensive and light, flaky taste that can be easily used in a number of dishes.
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Due to increased demand, much of the tilapia consumed by the public is now farm-raised rather than wild-caught. Now, a post making its rounds on Facebook is saying a lot of bad things about tilapia, but are the claims true?
The post makes three big claims:
– Tilapia can’t be found in the wild, but only in fish farms.
– That it is worse for you than bacon or hamburgers.
– It contains dioxin, a cancer causing chemical.
But here’s the truth.
Myth #1: Tilapia Can’t Be Found In The Wild
Tilapia can be found in