What is farmed sea bass?

Farmed sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax or Morone labrax) is a salty and brackish water fish, belonging to the family and to the genus Dicentrarchus moronidae. Most of the fish in the Italian stores comes from fish farms. This fish is produced in the Mediterranean Sea (particularly in Italy, France and Spain), the Black Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.


What are the nutritional properties of farmed sea bass?

100 g of farmed sea bass bring 149 calories broken down as follows:

  • 57% protein
  • 41% fat
  • 2% carbohydrates


In particular, 100 grams of farmed sea bass bring:

  • 69.9 g water
  • 21.3 g of protein
  • 6.8 g lipids
  • 0.8 g of soluble sugars


Among the vitamins and minerals, 100 g of farmed sea bass bring:

  • traces of vitamin A (retinol equivalent)
  • trace of vitamin C
  • 30 mg of calcium
  • 1150 mg of phosphorus


When should you not eat farmed sea bass

There are no known conditions when the consumption of farmed sea bass could interfere with medications or other substances.


Seasonality of farmed sea bass

In Italy, farmed sea bass can be found throughout the year, except during the months of March, August, October and November. In the Mediterranean Sea this fish is found during the winter season, from December to March. Instead, the haul from the Atlantic Ocean is prolonged until the month of June.


Possible benefits and drawbacks of farmed sea bass

The farmed sea bass is rich in phosphorus, a substance essential for the proper development of bones and teeth. The mineral promotes the metabolism of lipids and glucose, facilitating the process of transformation of food into energy. Phosphorus is also able to stimulate people's memory and to promote the functioning of some vitamins of group B. The fish also contains calcium, an essential mineral for more growth and health of bones and teeth. Farmed sea bass also contain vitamin A, which is good for your eyesight, and vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system.

The consumption of farmed sea bass is of course not recommended for people suffering from intolerance to fish.