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    By some definitions, fish is considered meat, and by others, it isn't. Fish is the flesh of an animal used for food, and by that definition, it's meat. However, many religions don't consider it meat.


  • Meat is a major source of protein, as well as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. Meats, poultry, and fish include beef, chicken, pork, salmon, tuna, shrimp, and eggs. The meat group is one of the major compacted food groups in the food guide pyramid.

    what is fish meat called? In fact, its meat makes up the majority of this creature, so when you eat fish, you are almost completely consuming the entire animal. Fish meat is called fish, just like how chicken meat is called chicken. Chicken is a type of poultry, but that word technically refers to a number of different domestic fowl.

    Considering this, what category does fish fall under?

    The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata -- I remember chordata by thinking of spinal chord.

    Is fish considered red meat?

    Virtually all dietary studies categorize poultry and fish as white meat and four-legged land animals such as beef, pork and lamb as red meat. Yet in culinary or cultural contexts, veal is often considered a white meat and duck or goose may be classified as red.

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