It is important to know that certain types of fish are not that healthy as you think. For example, the Basa fish (Pangasius fillets), which is sold in the form of frozen fillets at a very cheap price that it why it is very popular.
The Basa fish (Pangasium Fillets) is cultivated near the Mekong River in Vietnam, which is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. The fish is cultivated in sewage pools which contain high levels of toxins and bacteria that end up in the meat. Moreover, its meat is loaded with heavy metals, chlorate, isomers, hexachlorobenzene and other harmful compounds.
In fact, the USA has banned the import of the Basa fish due to the high levels of contaminants in the meat as well as due to the suspicion that it contains antibiotics.
This fish is very unhealthy and fed with waste materials, which can harm your health. In nature, the Basa fish grows 4 times faster, but the ones being sold in our markets is injected with antibiotics and hormones that are supposed to make the fish bigger. The meat was found to contain hormones that boost the growth and reproduction of the fish and then it is sold in partnership with big companies that have no regard for human health.
They are being sold at a very cheap price, which attracts the customers to buy them, not being aware of the low quality of the meat.
Remeber that the Basa fish doesn’t contain any healthy nutrients and it doesn’t contain omega-3 oils or other essential nutrients found in natural fish. It may be decent in taste, but this fish is very dangerous for your health, which is why you should avoid it.
Source: Nation's Press