Does having catfish provide nutrition?
Hello, my uncle is suffering from tuberculosis. He has been diagnosed with this for past 3 months. Doctor has asked him to eat healthy foods as he is also malnourished. Protein intake needs to high to compensate his deficiency. He does not want to eat much. But he loves eating catfish. I was wondering that whether catfish provides any nutrition
or not. Can anyone elaborate on the nutritional value of catfish? Besides catfish he does not like any fish. Please help.
@diganto Catfish are a good source of protein, with 49 percent of the daily value in one fillet (about 159 grams). Each 159 gram serving of channel catfish also has the following vitamins and minerals:10 % of the daily value (DV) for vitamin E, 38 % of the DV for thiamin (vitamin B1), 7 % of the DV for riboflavin (vitamin B2), 18 % of the DV for niacin (vitamin B3),10 % of the DV for pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), 15 % of the DV for vitamin B6, 65 % of the DV for vitamin B12, 8 % of the DV for copper, 9 % of the DV for magnesium, 32 % of the DV for phosphorus, 14 % of the DV for potassium, 29 % of the DV for selenium, 8 % of the DV for zinc. Catfish also have small amounts (between 1 and 4 percent) of most other essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron and manganese. They also contain other nutrients, like choline and are good sources of healthy, essential fats. Catfish have both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. So it is certainly good for a malnourished patient.