Basa fish is a type of catfish native to Vietnam and Thailand and sometimes referred to as the river cobbler, swai, pangasius or bocourti. As with other types of catfish, basa are rich in protein but not as lean as tilapia and some other low-fat fish. Basa can still be a healthy addition to your diet, but you should note that different methods of cooking will alter the nutritional characteristics.
Basa fish fillets are low in calories, as a 100-gram fillet contains 90 calories.
Basa fillets are moderately high in fat, considering the low calorie content. Each 100-gram fillet contains 4 grams of fat, so fat comprises 40 percent of the calories in the fillet.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Approximately 2.6 to 6.7 percent of the fat content of a serving of basa consists of omega-3 fatty acids. A high intake of these fatty acids -- particularly DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, and EPA, or eicosapentaenoic acid -- are linked to a decreased risk of heart disease.
Basa fillets are rich in protein, as a 100-gram fillet contains 14 grams. This amount is more than twice the protein in an egg, but a basa fillet contains 50 fewer calories than two eggs would provide.
Basa fillets contain no carbohydrates, so you can eat this fish on a low-carbohydrate diet. While low-carbohydrate diets can help you lose weight, you don't need to restrict carbohydrates to diet successfully.
Basa fillets are relatively high in cholesterol, as a 100-gram fillet contains 50 mg of cholesterol.
Basa fillets are relatively low in sodium, with 50 mg per fillet.
Product is weighed before cleaning and cutting. Net weight will be less at the time of delivery because of cleaning and processing weight loss.