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Four Common Myths You Might Hear Regarding Seafood

Seafood is plentiful in the Maryland area, and it comes as no surprise that it’s a big part of the cuisine. Seafood has many health benefits and provides you with a large variety of delicious food. There are many facts and health benefits of seafood, so there is a lot of false information about seafood. Continue reading to learn more about some common myths regarding seafood.

Costas Inn Seafood Myths

Here are some common myths about seafood.

Some Fish Are Full Of Mercury

Many people believe that many types of fish are full of mercury and should not be consumed in high amounts. Although some areas of the world are impacted by high concentrations of mercury that affect fish and shellfish, other healthy options are available. Many types of seafood, including mussels, are excellent sources of selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral that counteracts mercury toxicity.

Seafood Is Radioactive

Many regular activities may expose you to higher radiation levels than consuming seafood. For example, Mammograms, X-rays, and riding on airplanes expose you to more radiation than any serving of seafood. 

Frozen Fish Is Unhealthy

A common misconception about food, in general, is that fresh is always better than frozen. However, this isn’t true for some foods like TV dinners and frozen fruits and vegetables. Eating frozen fish such as salmon, tilapia, and other forms of fish is entirely safe. 

Seafood Is Hard To Cook

One widespread myth about seafood is that seafood is challenging to cook. Although many types of fish cook more rapidly than other meats, it is easy to tell when your fish is overcooking. Seasoning seafood to get the most out of your dish is also very simple. 


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes