Smelt

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An anadromous fish, meaning it matures in saltwater but migrates to freshwater to spawn. It is a very small silver colored fish, which has a tint of green coloring on its back. The best season for smelt generally starts in September and runs into May. They are generally found ranging in size over 3 inches to under 8 inches. Smelt are sold, cooked and eaten whole. They have a rich, oily flesh with a mild flavor. They are highly perishable so if they are not to be eaten immediately after they are caught, they are quickly frozen.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Calories389
Protein56g
Total Fat17g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium1000mg
Sodium420mg
Cholesterol249mg
Serving Size3 oz
Calories97
Protein17g
Total Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium290mg
Sodium60mg
Cholesterol70mg
Serving Size3 oz
Calories124
Protein22g
Total Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Potassium372mg
Sodium77mg
Cholesterol90mg

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