08 July, 2011
Mitchell's Fish Market is a seafood restaurant and bar located in 15 cities throughout the eastern United States. Mitchell's Fish Market touts a "chef-oriented" business model that allows chefs at its various locations to make menu decisions. This means that Mitchell's serves a variety of dishes on menus that are ever changing. One dish that remains consistent is the "Shanghai style tilapia."
Shanghai style tilapia has 536 calories and its 20.3 g of fat add up to 31 percent of your recommended daily value of fat, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. This dish contains 82.5 mg of cholesterol, which is 28 percent of the daily value, and 52 g of carbohydrates for 17 percent of the daily value. These amounts may seem high to dieters, but as a percentage of your daily intake this entree gives you plenty of room to manage your diet within recommended daily allowances.
This signature entree contains an exceptional amount of protein for its portion size. With only 536 total calories, and providing just over 25 percent of your calories for the day, it is packed with a whopping 85 percent of the recommended daily value of protein. The protein in this dish comes from the tilapia fish along with spinach, a high-protein vegetable. Along with its low carbohydrate content, the protein in this dish makes it an attractive option if you are on a low-carb, high-protein diet.
Shanghai style tilapia gets a boost in nutritional value from a hefty amount of vitamin A. The dish contains some vitamin C, B-2, B-3, and B-6, but all in amounts under 2 percent of recommended daily value. The vitamin A in Shanghai style tilapia amounts to 32 percent of its recommended daily value. According to Medline Plus, vitamin A is responsible for helping your body maintain healthy skin, teeth, muscle and bone. Vitamin A also helps to promote visual health.
This dish contains a variety of minerals, including manganeese, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. The most abundant minerals are calcium and iron, however. Calcium is essential for human health, especially in women and senior citizens, as it can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis. Iron is helpful for women as well, who lose this mineral during menstruation.