Trout: benefits and properties

The trout is the name by which different species belonging to the same genus as salmon are known, which are called Psalm. In this genre we can find freshwater or saltwater fish.

In the case of trout, there is no doubt that we are facing one of the best known and most popular freshwater fish, along with carp or perch.

Among the different known species of trout, we highlight the common trout (or river trout), the lake trout, the sea ‚Äč‚Äčtrout (very similar to salmon) and the so-called Rainbow trout.

In markets and fishmongers we can find it throughout the year, which means that there is no specific month of the season.

Nutritional properties of trout

Trout is a fish quite similar to the carp nutrition. We can consider it as a semi-fatty fish, since its fat content is really low (in comparison with the so-called blue fish). That is to say, trout is actually a fish that is situated between blue fish and white fish.

In this sense, 100 grams of trout provide 3 grams of fat and almost 90 calories, so that we are faced with a low-fat food, and interesting in weight loss diets.

It provides proteins of high biological value, so that it contains all the essential amino acids. It also provides vitamins and minerals, although in somewhat smaller amounts compared to other fish.

In relation to its vitamin content, it provides vitamin A, B2, B2 and B3. It also contains minerals, such as iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.


90 kcal


15 g


0.1 g

Total fat

3 g



Vitamin A

14 mcg


250 mg

Vitamin B1

0.1 mg


29 mg

Vitamin B2

0.1 mcg


250 mg

Vitamin B3

5 mcg

Zinc 0.8 mg

Benefits of trout

Trout is a fish especially rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing hypertension and LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol.

Thanks to its very low caloric intake (both in fat and therefore in calories) helps to reduce overweight and obesity, especially when the weight loss diet is combined with the practice of physical exercise.

Its salt content is really low, so its consumption is recommended in people with high blood pressure. In addition, because of its high protein content, it is recommended for athletes.

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