ALASKA POLLOCK TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES FOR NUTRITION
Alaska pollock ticks all the right boxes for nutrition, says study. When studying foods for their protein value, not all proteins are created equal, reports an article on the American Seafoods website.
Net protein utilization (NPU) represents the proportion of protein absorbed into the body. NPU is a critical factor for athletes and all fitness junkies looking for a better way to enhance muscle synthesis, aka muscle mass.
New data from an independent research study conducted by Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. shows Wild Alaska Pollock has a near-perfect NPU – outcompeting milk, beef, and soy and rivalling that of the egg, often called the gold standard for measuring protein quality.
The study shows that consuming this fish increases the width of fast-twitch muscle fibres, the type of muscle that provides for both explosive movement and muscle mass. Remarkably, it also found that intake of Wild Alaska Pollock increases muscle mass even without additional exercise, particularly in the lower extremities.
Rounding out its nutritional merits, one 3-oz. serving of Wild Alaska Pollock provides 20 grams of protein, 90 calories, less than one gram of fat, 10% of the recommended daily amount for vitamin D and potassium, 22% of the recommended daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids and 130% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin B12.