Wholey Catfish are individually fresh frozen. Their catfish have a distinctive taste; moist, sweet and mild flavored with firm flesh which has less flake than other whitefish. Unlike most fish, farmed catfish are preferred over wild because aquaculture raised catfish have a more consistent flavor and does not have a muddy taste. They are FDA regulated and fed a diet of grain. The meat of fresh catfish is white to off-white with pinkish hues, an iridescent sheen and noticeable translucence. Avoid fillets that are reddish or yellowish. After cooking, the flesh is white and opaque.
Wholey frozen catfish fillets rate as a healthy, low-calorie, high protein fish that contains some omega 3s. Protein found in each catfish fillet works to help build muscle mass. Omega-3s are known to improve heart health and helps to prevent strokes.