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Basa is a white fish native to Southeast Asia that's been claimed to carry some health risks. This article reviews basa fish and whether eating it is healthy or risky.


Ask Eric: Is it safe to eat imported basa fish? ... At one supermarket, I saw frozen basa fillets for just 88 cents per 100 grams. Basa is said to be inexpensive because it grows fast, it’s ...


If they say Basa, take a pass. Basa has become a popular white fish which restaurants substitute as cheaper meat than free-caught ocean fishes. What the restaurant doesn’t tell you is that Basa is a bottom-dwelling catfish variety farmed in the Mekong Delta regions of Viet Nam, frozen and shipped at low prices to the U.S.


Introduction: Technically, Basa is the Vietnamese name of a fish belonging to the Iridescent Shark family called Pangasius Bucourti. It is also classified as a cat fish. However, it is not uncommon for Vietnamese fish export companies to mislabel ...


Basa (Pangasius bocourti) is a species of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basa are native to the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Mainland Southeast Asia. These fish are important food fish with an international market. They are often labelled in North America and Australia as "basa fish", "swai", or "bocourti".


It is generally accepted that swai is a type of catfish. It is often referred to as the Vietnamese catfish, basa, and iridescent shark. However, it is not related in any way to sharks or basa. Many people mistakenly believe there is a relationship because of the sharklike features of the fish.


Oven baked basa fish fillets marinated with butter, sweet paprika and dried basil. Easy, quick and healthy dinner party idea. Baked basa fish fillets in the oven with the taste of sweet paprika. Topped with slices of lemon and basil. Smeared with the melted butter that adds additional flavor. Perfect weeknight main course.


Of course, the ingredients you use to cook and coat swai fillets will change the nutrition content, typically adding more fats, carbs and sodium. Is Swai Fish Safe to Eat? Is it safe to eat swai fish? The simple answer is no. This is not because of the nutritional content, but because of the way swai is typically raised and fed.


In fact, 84,000 pounds of frozen swai fish fillets imported from Vietnam and distributed in the US were recalled due to failure to meet US requirements to test the fish for drug residues and other ...


Basa fish (known in the UK as Vietnamese river cobbler) is a type of catfish that is farmed in pens along the Mekong River. Basa fish is known for its mild taste and flaky white meat and is becoming the preferred type of fish among consumers because of its “cleaner” and almost bland taste compared to other types of farm-raised fish.