Morey’s Receives Notable Certification for Sustainability Practices

Ensuring families will enjoy Morey’s fine fish and seafood not just today but for generations to come has been our priority since day one. We manage our commitment to sustainably sourced seafood by working closely with external industry groups and agencies from around the world.

Morey's issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Recently, we were issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. In short, by adding RFM Chain of Custody certification to our stable of certifications means we can verify that the seafood we purchase from Alaska is sourced from an Alaskan ecosystem that has been responsibly developed.

However, becoming certified is no easy task to achieve. In fact, it’s only available to those who have previously passed an audit for the Chain of Custody Standard. Thus far, fewer than 100 companies in the world have been granted RFM certification.

To be considered, a team of assessors from the Accredited Certification Body audited Morey’s locations in Motley, MN and Golden Valley, MN. Both offices participated in a series of steps including reviews and site visits before certification was granted.

DID YOU KNOW… Morey’s Minnesota production facilities and various products are also certified by the following organizations:

-British Retail Consortium (“A” Rating)
-Marine Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)
-Aquaculture Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)

We’re also a founding member of The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, an active member of the National Fisheries Institute, a governing member of Global Aquaculture Alliance and are regular contributors to both Ocean Trust and SeaShare. For more details on Morey’s sustainability practices, please visit www.moreys.com.

 

The Importance of Omega Fatty Acids

Many consumers would probably admit to feeling overloaded with information when stepping into a grocery store in today’s health-crazed world. With labels boasting “All Natural”, “High Fiber”, “Added Protein” and much more, it’s difficult to know what exactly your body needs.

Though fad diets have come and gone in the United States, a staple that has remained and continues to be recommended by doctors, dietitians, trainers and the like are fatty acids. But, what are they?

Fatty acids are essential to keep every system in the human body working properly. Think of your body as a car and fatty acids are the oil that keeps your engine running smoothly. Your skin, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain and organs ALL benefit from consuming fatty acids.

The importance of omega fatty acids.

The importance of omega fatty acids.

However, there’s a twist. Fatty acids need to be balanced within the body. What does that mean? Fatty acids are broken into three forms: Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids. Each fatty acid plays its own role in your overall health.

Omega-3s: This is where Morey’s comes into play! Our seafood offers a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. The human body cannot produce Omega-3s on its own, so consuming a minimum of 4 oz. twice a week is recommended to support brain function, cardiovascular disease and a host of other diseases. Morey’s Fish Creations® are sold in boxes containing two, 5 oz. servings, so one box per family member per week will meet the recommended quota. Aside from fish, Omega-3s are found in flaxseeds, raw walnuts and canola oil.

Omega-6s: Omega-6 fatty acids are best when consumed in a 2:1 ratio with Omega-3s. One health issue our country currently faces is the abundance of Omega-6 fatty acids from corn and soy products used in a vast majority of processed foods. Today, a consumer, on average, eats 15 times the amount of Omega-6s than Omega-3s. While Omega-6s are good for you, too much of them can be destructive. Getting your Omega-6s from sources such as leafy greens, whole grains, raw vegetable oils and certain nuts is suggested.

Omega-9s: This fatty acid is produced naturally by the body when both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are consumed in balance. Omega-9 promotes heart health by keeping cholesterol levels in-check and improving immune function. If you’re not consuming enough Omega-3s and Omega-6s, then you must add Omega-9 rich foods to your diet. Foods like avocados, cashews, chia seeds and almonds are high in Omega-9s.

Knowing what fatty acids are and how they benefit you can help you make more informed choices at the grocery store and when selecting recipes for your family. Opt for well-rounded meals like Morey’s Salsa-Shrimp Topped Avocados. By adding a side of whole grain brown rice and a small salad, you’ll successfully get a healthy serving of fatty acids to keep your car’s engine a well-oiled machine.

 

Sources:
Women to Women
http://www.womentowomen.com/inflammation/balancing-your-omega-3-fatty-acids-essential-for-health-and-long-life/

Omega-9 Oils
http://www.omega-9oils.com/omega-9-advantage/healthier-profile/omega-3-6-9.htm

Chris Kresser: Health for the 21st Century
http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick

Our New Website Has Launched

 

Morey's New Website

Morey’s New Website

It’s a new year – a clean slate. For our business, this is the time when we dig deep and move full speed ahead to uncover what we can do to better ourselves and in turn, better our customers.

We listened to our customers and realized that our website needed to reflect more of the personality that makes Morey’s, Morey’s. With that in mind, we began a time-intensive redesign.

Now, during the most suiting time of year for unveilings, we are proud to announce the launch of www.moreys.com. It’s sleek, focused and delivers what you want, information – and information fast. With clear-cut navigation, customers can quickly find anything and everything Morey’s in a matter of seconds. From our deep-rooted Minnesota history to our ever-growing list of products, our site is up-to-date and ready to meet the needs of our customer’s demands.

In addition to the new look, we’re excited about our Recipes & Cooking section, where we’ve got Recipes by Fish Type, Recipes by Meal Type, Cooking Tips and Videos, and much more. It’s an easy, go-to resource for all your seafood needs. With Morey’s, cooking doesn’t have to be a hassle, and it doesn’t have to be hard. We’re here to help you make restaurant quality, nutritious meals that your whole family will love.

Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and right here on our new blog, and we’ll keep you in the know. We’ll bring you health and wellness advice, company and industry news, and a plethora of recipes that will not only make your mouth water, but also inspire you to cook seafood confidently – and often.

We hope your year is off to a great start, and we look forward to being a part of it in 2014 and beyond.

Lean Protein | Fish vs Chicken | Morey’s Seafood

Morey’s Seafood International offers lean protein from the wide variety of fish options to add to your daily diet. When comparing fish vs chicken, fish is lower in fat and lower in calories. Fish are good lean protein sources and are better for your overall health. Morey’s Seafood International offers the best lean protein with multiple fish options.

Seafood Appetizers | Quick and Easy Appetizers | Morey’s Seafood

Need seafood appetizers? Check out Morey’s Seafood International for seafood appetizers recipes. When entertaining quick and easy appetizers are a must! That’s why choosing Morey’s Seafood fish are the best choice. Seafood appetizers are an elegant way to show your party that you know how to entertain. We have seafood appetizers ideas for any occasion or celebration. Choose Morey’s Seafood International for your entertaining needs.

Smoked Fish | Great Seafood Meals from Morey’s Seafood

Morey’s Seafood offers smoked fish and smoked salmon that can be great for any seafood meal. Morey’s is one of the seafood companies that focuses on quality smoked fish products to serve that tastes restaurant made! Smoked fish has been served from our kitchens for 75 years, being as we area leader in the seafood industry. Watch our video on some easy seafood dinner, seafood breakfast, and seafood lunch ideas!

How to Open A Smoked Fish Morey’s Seafood Package

Smoked salmon and smoked fish packaging has many purposes not just for sealing. Learn how to open smoked fish packaging from Morey’s Seafood. We have tips and industry secrets on how to open smoked fish packages. At Morey’s Seafood we are dedicated to informing our customers on how to properly handle and cook smoked fish and smoked salmon.

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

 

When it comes to frozen seafood, people have some strange misconceptions. Romanticizing the idea of “fresh fish,” they often discount the very real nutritional value of frozen fish! The truth is, frozen seafood contains a wealth of important nutrients, as well as being tasty, convenient, and easy to prepare. Here, we debunk some of the common myths related to frozen seafood and fish in general.

  • Myth #1: Frozen fish is less nutritious than fresh fish. This is unequivocally false. Because fishing vessels remain at sea for long periods of time, the “fresh fish” you purchase has often been sitting around for a while before it reaches you. However, modern freezing methods allow for quick freezing of seafood to maintain quality and freshness. Frozen fish makes it to your table with the freshness locked in—just as nutritious and delicious as if you’d pulled the fish  from the water yourself.
  • Myth #2: Other meats are just as nutritious as fish. The fact is, fish are an excellent source of lean protein, amino acids, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike fatty beef,  pork or poultry products, fish is low in saturated fat, and the nutrients in fish fight a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week. Many of the frozen seafood products available from Morey’s Seafood are gluten free, which is great for those looking for a convenient and tasty meal as part of a gluten-free diet.
  • Myth #3: Fishing is bad for the environment. Many trustworthy manufacturers, including frozen seafood brands like Morey’s Seafood, focus on sustainable and safe fishing methods to ensure the safety of the environment, and the regulation and control of fishing practices.
  • Myth #4: Frozen seafood is hard to cook. This is Morey’s favorite falsehood to disprove! Morey’s offers a wide array of pre-portioned, individually packaged, marinated frozen seafood products that are both delicious and easy to cook. The Morey’s website also offers a wealth of recipes designed to make it quick and convenient to put delicious seafood on your family’s table.

For more information on how to choose the best frozen seafood, and how to prepare tasty seafood meals for your family, visit Morey’s website. For an even deeper connection with other frozen seafood lovers, join the online community on Facebook and Twitter.