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Subject:  Re: On second thought, 2828 - Small Cap Issue Date:  1/29/2013  9:48 AM
Author:  MetalDecathlete Number:  668887 of 794790

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My son (a professional chef) says tilapia is "garbage fish." He said, "Any fish that costs ten cents a pound can't be good," but I had broiled tilapia at an IHOP that was just delicious.


This got me thinking. I've eaten tilapia on occasion. Even though DW and I are vegan 99% of the time, on special occasions, we will go for some organic, kosher, grassfed, wildcaught etc... meat. For example, I'm going to prepare some wildcaught salmon this Sunday for superbowl for my reward of eating nothing but raw fruits and veggies since New Years day.

So your son's belief that tilapia being a 'garbage' fish made me wonder if it was kosher.

Most web sites said yes. But this said 'it depends'.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060823124851AA...

According to
http://www.fishbase.org/
there are over 30 different species of fish that could be refered to as Tilapia. Of these the FDA reports only 7 are marketed in the USA
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/cgi-bin/seafd?Q…