Adequate protein intake is crucial for athletes looking to make sustainable improvements.
One of the best sources of protein that’s a staple in a lot of households is fish.
Fish is also packed with other nutrients, like vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
If you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen or just to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to protein, here are five of the fish with the highest amount of protein that you can find on supermarket shelves.
Yellowtail - 34g
Yellowtail is similar to tuna and is very popular in Japan and Korea. It is delicious when roasted or grilled, and just one fillet contains 34g of protein.
Tinned Tuna - 33g
Tuna is more accessible than yellowtail in the UK and one tin packs almost as much protein. It’s also a great source of vitamin B12 and helps boost heart health.
Trout - 24g
Trout - either smoked or baked - is a delicious tasting fish and offers 24g of protein per fillet.
Salmon - 24g
Also one of the most popular fish in the British Isles, one salmon fillet packs 24g of protein. Salmon is an extremely versatile fish too, going well in pasta dishes, stir-fries or simply baked.
Red Snapper - 23g
A fairly meaty fish, one portion of Red Snapper is high in protein as well as B vitamins and potassium. It’s often served pan-fried but is also very popular in curries.
Tilapia - 23g
Although tilapia can be a little bland, one fillet has 23g of protein for just 112 calories, making it great nutritional value. It’s usually best cooked in a marinade to add flavour.
Pollock - 21g
Another lean source of protein, pollock is quick and easy to cook. It also contains good amounts of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids so is another healthy type of fish to add to your diet.