If you love food that offers a healthy balance of flavor and nutrition, seafood is a great choice. Not only is it now easy to find fresh seafood at affordable prices, but shrimp and fish are also an effective way to enhance a healthy diet. Many types of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have proven to help with reduced risk of heart disease. Despite these benefits, seafood often finds itself a victim of more harmful rumors than any other food. From concerns about their quality to “rules” about when or when not to eat seafood, there is plenty of misinformation doing the rounds of the culinary zeitgeist.

If you have ever been held back from enjoying seafood by these myths, you can set your fears aside. In this blog, we have debunked some of the most common myths. Whether the myths are difficult to prove or just plain wrong, read on to know about the seafood myths that you need to stop believing.

  • All seafood has a strong, fishy odor

    This is probably one of the most common myths and a big reason why many people shy away from eating seafood. But it is completely untrue. Seafood shouldn’t have a strong, fishy flavor, and if it does, chances are it isn’t fresh. But there are fish that are slightly ‘smellier’ than others. Fish that swim closer to the surface tend to have a stronger smell than the ones that are lower-laying.

  • You should eat seafood only in months that end with the letter R

    If you go to a good restaurant, you will find high-quality seafood all year round. At FishBonz, we only use the freshest ingredients in all our dishes. Everything goes through strict quality control to make sure that our customers get only the best.

  • You shouldn’t order fish at a restaurant on a Monday

    This myth stems from a piece of advice from Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential.” The idea behind it was that since there were no seafood deliveries during the weekend, restaurants were serving the previous week’s food. So, ordering fish on a Monday meant you would end up with something disappointing on your plate. This, however, doesn’t hold true anymore because standards have improved and so have culinary methods and techniques.

  • Mahi mahi is dolphin meat

    No, it isn’t. The common name of mahi mahi is dolphinfish, which is why this misunderstanding happens. Dolphinfish and dolphin aren’t the same. They aren’t related. They don’t even look similar. So, you don’t have to worry about eating Flipper when you order mahi mahi tacos at your favorite seafood restaurant and grill.

Now that you know what not to believe, how about you get your seafood fix at FishBonz? We are a go-to spot for seafood in Torrance, offering a wide assortment of dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Browse through our menu and take your pick from shrimp taquitos, breaded calamari, steamed clams, lobster bisque, clam chowder, mahi mahi sandwich, shrimp po’ boy, grilled white fish sandwich, salads, seafood tacos, and so much more. Now, you can also order seafood online in Torrance.