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Picking the freshest fish for your family

A study out of Harvard supports U.S. dietary guidelines encouraging Americans to eat more fish, how do you pick the freshest fish for your family.

Choosing fresh fish can be intimidating. Expert fishmonger Patrick Glennon says there are three simple rules for selecting fresh fish : look, touch and smell.

Glennon says look at the eyes. They should be brilliant, they shouldn't look clouded over and opaque. The next thing to look at is the gills, they should be red gills, nice and bright.

If the fish is already filleted the color is the key. It should be a nice beautiful sheen to it. It should be deep reds on the bloodlines.

The second rule is touch. If the fish is displayed behind glass, ask the person to press the fish for you. If you press the fish it should spring back, if you press in and there's an indention of your thumb there, that fish is old and it's breaking down from the inside out.

Most importantly is the smell, if it has an odor or a foul smell from far away pass on that.

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