Tilapia v. Bacon
Tilapia & Nutrition
Tilapia, like most fish, is a great source of protein, and it only has 90 calories and 2 grams of fat in one 4 oz. serving. It tastes very mild, so you can add any seasoning and sauces to make your own favorite dish. Our tilapia comes from different countries, and because they are raised in slightly different ways, their nutritional content can also vary.
A 4 oz. Fillet Has Just 90 Calories & 2 Grams of Fat.
It is well-known that fish can provide nutritional benefits to our health and well-being. But in the past few years, the nutritional value of tilapia has been questioned, and headlines circulated that tilapia is "worse than bacon," mostly due to a study made in 2008 that analyzed the Omega 6 content in tilapia, which was later sensationalized by various news sources and influential bloggers.
Omega 6 values aside (and there are less than half a gram in a 4 oz. serving of tilapia) there are several other factors that need to be considered when comparing the same amounts of tilapia and bacon, such as calories, fat, and sodium. With so many variables to consider, it's hard to strictly categorize one as worse than the other. The comparison paints a pretty clear picture of which one is healthier than the other.