What is grouper?

The name grouper indicates fish belonging to the subfamily grouper, which are in turn included in the Serranidae family.


What are the nutritional properties of grouper?

100 g of cooked grouper provide about 118 Calories:

  • 73.36 g Water
  • 24.84 g Protein
  • 1.30 g of fat, of which: 0.299 g of saturated fat, 0.268 g monounsaturated fat, 0.403 g of polyunsaturated fat and 47 mg of cholesterol
  • 0,381 mg of niacin
  • 0,350 mg of vitamin B6
  • 0.081 mg of thiamine
  • 0.006 mg of riboflavin
  • 165 IU of vitamin a
  • 10 micrograms of folate
  • 0.69 micrograms of vitamin B12
  • 475 mg potassium
  • 143 mg of phosphorus
  • 53 mg sodium
  • 37 mg magnesium
  • 21 mg calcium
  • 1.14 mg iron
  • 0,51 mg zinc
  • 36.5 micrograms of selenium


When should you not eat grouper?

There are some conditions in which the consumption of grouper may interfere with medications or other substances. If in doubt it is good to seek advice from your doctor.


Availability of Grouper

The grouper is fished throughout the year.


Possible benefits of Grouper

Grouper is an excellent source of quality protein and allied health fats, whilst not containing large amounts of saturated fats that if taken in excess can threaten the health of the heart and arteries (which should not exceed 10% of daily calories). By eating this fish it is also possible to consume large amounts of B vitamins, important for a well functioning metabolism. In particular, the vitamin B12 is involved in the synthesis of nucleic acids and hemoglobin, in the metabolism of fats and in the functioning of the nervous system, while vitamin B6 is important for the metabolism of proteins and to the use of fats. Finally, the grouper is a good source of potassium, an ally of cardiovascular health; selenium, useful for the antioxidant defenses and phosphorus, beneficial to bones, teeth, kidneys, muscles and the heart, for the proper functioning of the metabolism and for the nervous impulse transmission.


Possible contraindications of grouper

Unfortunately, however, the grouper is quite rich in cholesterol (whose intake should not exceed 300 mg per day in the case of adults in good health and 200 mg per day for people suffering from cardiovascular problems).