Polk extension service offers seafood cooking class June 14

Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Polk County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a “Seafood at Its Best Cooking Class” on June 14 at 2 p.m. at the extension office.
The class will consist of four mini-sessions, which will include:
1. What is seafood and who supplies it to the United States?
2. Health benefits of enjoying seafood and new USDA guidelines
3. Seafood risks
4. Healthy preparation techniques
Seafood is consumed all over the world. It provides the world’s prime source of protein. More than one billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of animal protein. Iceland, Japan and Portugal are the greatest consumers of seafood per capita in the world.
According to class organizers, research over the past few decades has shown that the nutrients and minerals in seafood can make improvements in brain development and reproduction, and studies have shown strong links between fish and healthy hearts. Recent studies suggest that older people who eat fish at least once a week could also have a lower chance of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn more about the health benefits of seafood as well as how to cook seafood dishes, call the extension office at 828-894-8218 and reserve your space.
– article submitted
by Jimmi Buell

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