Halibut: benefits and properties

The halibut It is a white fish that is also commonly known by the name of halibut (or Atlantic halibut). It belongs to the family of Pleuronectidae, in whose family we can find other fish such as plaice.

It lives in the waters of the Atlantic, and although there are different species (such as halibut black or Pacific halibut), the most consumed is the so-called common halibut.

Unlike other fish, the truth is that there is no month of season - or better period - for the halibut, so that we can find it practically all year round in fishmongers and markets.

Regarding its external appearance and characteristics, it has an elongated body with an oval shape, which at times can remind the sole (in fact many people can even get confused).

Nutritional properties of halibut

As indicated at the beginning of this note, halibut is a white fish (a group of foods that are also known as lean fish), which means that its fat content is really low. In fact, 100 grams of halibut contribute 1.9 fats and only 100 calories.

Halibut, besides being low in fat and calories, is extremely rich in proteins of high biological value, providing 21.5 grams of good quality proteins.

Regarding its vitamin content, it provides vitamin E and different nutrients from the group B vitamins complex, such as vitamin B3, B6 and B9 (the popularly known as folic acid).

It also contributes minerals, although in smaller number and quantity than other fish; On this occasion, we can highlight only phosphorus and potassium.


103 kcal


21.5 g


0.2 g

Total fat

1.9 g



Vitamin B3

9.8 mg


200 mg

Vitamin B6

0.4 mg


410 mg

Vitamin B9

9 mcg

Benefits of halibut

From a nutritional point of view, halibut is an ideal fish in children's diet because it is very similar to sole, which becomes precisely one of the ideal fish most consumed by the little ones and very much helped by the mothers, thanks to its certainly mild flavor and its texture.

As we indicated in the section dedicated to the different Halibut's nutritional properties, halibut is a fish that is very low in fat and therefore in calories, which is why it is one of the foods recommended by dietitians in low-calorie diets that aim to lose weight and lose weight.

The halibut is a fish that, besides being delicious, is extremely easy to digest, so its consumption is recommended in people with digestive and stomach problems.

Among its vitamins we can folic acid, essential for the mother who wants to become pregnant, but not only during pregnancy but also before pregnancy (since it prevents defects in the placenta, and reduces the risk of defects in the brain and the spine vertebral in the fetus). In addition, it also provides interesting amounts of vitamin B3 and B6.

Regarding its mineral content, it contributes mainly phosphorus and potassium, fundamental for the proper functioning of our organism.

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