DO NOT EAT THIS FISH, IT IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH!
Pangasius fillets, or Basa fish is sold in a form of frozen fillets by a very cheap price. For this reason, this type of fish is very popular. But, it is very low in quality and may distort your health.
It is being cultivated near the Mekong River in Vietnam, one of the most polluted rivers worldwide. The sewage pools in which this fish is cultivated are high in toxins and bacteria which may end up in the meat. Moreover, the mat has been discovered to contain isomers, chlorate, heavy metals, hexachlorobenzene, as well as other harmful compounds.
The import of Basa fish has been banned in the USA because of the great levels of contaminants in the meat and because of the suspicion that it might contain antibiotics.
It is unhealthy type of fish which is being fed with waste material that may harm people’s health. It can grow 4 times faster in nature however in the markets it is injected with antibiotics and hormones which make this fish even bigger. Its meat contains hormones which speed up their growth and reproduction, which is then sold in partnership with big companies which have no regard to the health of people. The price of this fish is very low and it attracts customers to buy them. However, they are not aware of the low meat quality.
There is no omega-3 oils or essential nutrients in the fish, and it may be decent in taste, however, it is dangerous for your health. Thus you have to avoid it.