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Why You Should Add Barramundi to Your Plate in 2024

Welcome to 2024, where it’s all about prioritising yourself and being the best version of YOU! And if you’re contemplating where to begin, well, let’s start with what’s on your plate.

Why not add more barramundi to your diet? It’s a fantastic place to start! With its array of health benefits and mouth-watering deliciousness.

Read on to find out why you should be eating more barra in 2024!

  1. Rich in nutrients:
    Aussie barra isn’t just a tasty treat, it’s a nutrient-packed powerhouse! Bursting with essential vitamins and minerals, this fish can be a wholesome addition to your plate. From selenium and zinc to magnesium and vitamin A, barramundi brings a diverse range of nutrients to the table. Just one fillet of barramundi contains approximately 40mg of calcium. What an amazing fish!
  2. High in protein and low in calories and fat
    Barramundi is your go-to when you’re leaning towards healthier choices. It is protein dense with low fat content, making it an ideal option for those health-conscious moments. The best part? Barra opens the door to plenty of low-carb meals. Keep it simple with grilled barra and steamed veggies or enjoy a quick pan-fried barramundi with a side salad. One serving of barramundi provides a hefty 20 grams of protein, with just 108 calories and 8 grams of fat. A delicious and nutritious choice for a balanced diet!
  3. Sustainable choice
    Opting for Aussie barra isn’t just good, delicious, and good for your health, it’s a sustainable choice! Our farms operate in an environmentally friendly manner, ensuring that barramundi is an eco-friendly seafood option supporting responsible aquaculture practices. By choosing barramundi, you contribute to the ongoing efforts for sustainable and ethical food consumption.For the full list of our sustainable farms, find it here.
  4. Versatility
    If you believe that achieving your health goals means settling for boring salads or repetitive meals every day, think again! Barramundi comes to the rescue with its incredible versatility. Grill it, steam it, or bake it, barramundi offers endless options for creating healthy, and delicious meals every day. Plus, it’s incredible flexibility means it pairs seamlessly with any dish. Try Candy’s Lemon Butter Barramundi with a Walnut Crust or make this Baked and Dressed Barramundi with Greens.
  5. Rich in Omega 3
    Barramundi is rich in Omega 3. These beneficial fats are known to play a positive role in various aspects of well-being, supporting heart health, reducing inflammation, and contributing to optimal brain function. So, when you enjoy barramundi, you’re not just savouring a delicious meal, you’re also indulging in a fish that brings an array of goodness to the table!