What is cod called in South Africa?

Other Names: In South Africa it is called “Hake”; in Spain it is known as “Merluza” and in the U. S. it is known as “Cape Capensis”. Back when cod was cheap and haddock abundant (15 years ago!), capensis was sold in the U.S. as “Cape Whiting”, a generic whitefish.

Is hake and cod the same?

Hake are members of the cod family and can be found at depths of over 1,000 metres. A total of 12 hake species are known in the family of Merlucciidae, and even though taste and texture can vary by species they all tend to have a milder taste, softer texture and smaller flake than cod.

How many bee species are there in South Africa?

South Africa is known for its rich insect diversity, which of course includes bees. According to the Agricultural Research Council, there are 2 755 recorded bee species in sub-Saharan Africa. Of these, approximately 1 000 are found in South Africa, and many of them are endemic to the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo areas.

Why is cod so cheap?

Years ago there were plenty of cod, and the fish were big. It was a cheap food. Due to greed of commercial fishing, stocks are seriously depleted. To avoid extinction of the species catches are now limited by law.

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What are the four fish you should never eat?

Making the “do not eat” list are King Mackerel, Shark, Swordfish and Tilefish. All fish advisories due to increased mercury levels should be taken seriously. This is especially important for vulnerable populations such as young children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and older adults.

Is Hake more expensive than cod?

For those pescatarians mourning the loss of sustainable cod, the great news is hake is often considered a superior fish. This succulent white fish has a slightly sweeter flavour than cod, is a similar price and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Hake can be cooked in many ways, not just battered and served with chips!

Is cod better than tilapia?

Tilapia. You may have heard that cold saltwater fish, like cod, are top sources of omega-3 fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fats that help raise “good” HDL cholesterol levels. … But because fresh-water tilapia contains more total fat than cod, it has nearly as many omega-3s.

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