Vol. 7, No. 1: January 2016  
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New Product: Canadian Reds Rainbow Trout

New USDA Dietary Guidelines Endorse Seafood Consumption.

At Tropical we are focused on delivering the freshest, responsibly sourced and sustainable seafood products and proudly endorse the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 - 2020.
The recently published 2015-2020 Guidelines reinforce that Americans should consume more seafood and recommend a shift in healthy eating patterns towards choosing seafood in place of other animal sources of protein.
Americans Urged to Eat Seafood Twice a Week.
The new Dietary guidelines recognize that seafood is an excellent source of high quality protein and praise the benefits of seafood by urging Americans to increase seafood intake by swapping two meals per week to seafood or eating at least 8 oz. of seafood per week.
The Health Benefits of Eating Seafood.
Once referred to as brain food, fish has been labeled as a health hero as a result of practically being the only natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids, otherwise known as "good fat", are an essential nutrient that Americans should seek more of.
Consuming Omega-3 fatty acids supports a healthy heart and cardiovascular system; is key to brain cell function & memory; is vital for visual functionality and is critical for baby's brain, eye and nervous system development amongst other documented health benefits.  Seafood is also high in antioxidant E, and vitamins E, C, D and A. These have been shown to boost immune function.
Tropical Offers Fresh Healthy Seafood Products.
As Americans are urged to shift towards seafood as a healthy protein source, an increase in demand for responsibly sourced seafood will be here before long.
This issue of Fin Tales, we are highlighting the new addition to our fresh seafood line. Canadian Rainbow Trout from Cold Water Fisheries is farmed in the pristine waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Canadian Rainbow Trout is farmed in an environment free of chemicals, antibiotics or GMOs.
Cold Water Fisheries has more than one million eggs delivered to their hatcheries each year from Washington State. Eggs arrive to the hatchery at 4°C, then they're warmed up gradually in freshwater to 10°C to begin their life cycle.
The farm setup is open water aquaculture with net pens where fish swim freely for the entire farming-cycle. The cool, oxygen-rich waters surrounding the farm provide a healthy growing environment, optimal for trout cultivation.
The pristine farm location, combined with the proprietary feed, result in a rainbow trout of distinctive appearance, firm muscle formation and a vibrant flesh color, #26+ on the SalmoFan™.
To maintain optimal quality throughout processing and deliver a product of excellent quality characteristics, each trout is harvested and immediately chilled to ensure maximum freshness.
Our Canadian Reds Rainbow Trout have a delicate nutty taste and fork tender texture and is available as:
Skin-on fillets  -  8-12 oz.
Whole head-on gutted fish

Call your sales representative for product details and pricing!
(800) 277-3459
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Q: What are the top 4 farmed seafood items imported in the United States?
 A: The United States imports up to 90 percent of its seafood, about half of which is from aquaculture. Most aquaculture imports are shrimp, followed by Atlantic salmon, tilapia and shellfish (scallops, mussels, oysters and clams).
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Tilapia Corn Chowder

Think New England!
This New England inspired chowder is loaded with wholesome ingredients available year-round.

Click here for the recipe.  
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This month two team members celebrated anniversaries. Rosie Barmann, Administrator - A/R, celebrated her 16th year at Tropical and Ingrid Wisell, Administrative Assistant, reached her 7th year with the team. Congratulations and Thank You for your dedication!

We kicked-off the New Year with a birthday celebration. Shari Williams, Staff Accountant blew the birthday candles on January 16th - Happy Birthday! 
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