Nutritionists advise us to consume plenty of fish due to its easy digestibility and abundant nutrients, especially beneficial for children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with heart conditions. However, it's crucial that the fish is fresh and not spoiled. Spoiled fish is not only lacking in nutrients but also introduces harmful substances into the body, such as ptomaine (a toxin from decay) and histamine, causing allergies. Therefore, ancient wisdom provides scientifically sound advice on selecting fish. To choose fresh and delicious fish, you can consider the following:
Fresh fish should have clear and full eyes, shiny scales tightly adhering to the body, bright red gills, no unpleasant odor, and the flesh should be firm and elastic, not breaking apart. When pressed, the belly should be intact, and when cut, the flesh adheres firmly to the bones.