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Seafood Stands Out

Seafood is a beneficial addition to any dietary lifestyle and many finfish are known for providing a powerful punch of protein, without much saturated fat.

  • January 08, 2021

Seafood is a beneficial addition to any dietary lifestyle—whether someone calls themselves a pescatarian (a vegetarian who incorporates seafood into their diet) or not. In fact, shrimp and many finfish are known for providing a powerful punch of protein, without much saturated fat.

Although shrimp and salmon reign as the most popular seafood among U.S. consumers, creative operators can also achieve great success by serving something slightly different, like a delicious grilled branzino with roasted beets or fillet of snapper rubbed with jerk spices. Although we usually think of seafood as a dinner or lunch ingredient, you can use it across the dayparts and across your menu to make the most of your inventory. For example, elevate and lighten up a breakfast by replacing smoked meats with seafood. Smoked salmon makes a terrific substitute for ham or sausage, and also raises your check average by several dollars.

45% of those eating more seafood say they’re doing it because they’re trying to eat healthier.

—Technomic

SALMON
Delicious salmon is one of the fattier fish, but it is swimming in healthy omega-3 oils, as w ell as being high in protein.

SHRIMP
They may be small, but shrimp are packed with protein and light on calories. Make them a mainstay of your menu year-round

SNAPPER
A 3-ounce serving of snapper comes with 23 delicious grams of protein, along with plenty of vitamin B12.

Diners have become increasingly interested in the wholesomeness of their food. Sysco’s Portico Simply tier of chemical-free, additive-free,
all-natural seafood meets this market demand. All of Portico’s seafood undergoes stringent supplier controls and quality assurance processes.