Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers, and lakes.
Tilapia is commonly consumed fish that is farmed all over the world. Tilapia is a very successful fish that can survive in a variety of conditions.
Tilapia is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, both of which are important for good health. Also high in several vitamins and minerals, such as selenium, vitamin B12, niacin and potassium.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list tilapia as one of the best choices for pregnant or breast-feeding women and children over the age of 2 years.