Hake is quite a mild fish, having a more subtle flavour than Cod. The flesh is quite soft, but firms up on cooking, and is well worth trying. With healthy stocks it is a great alternative to Cod.
Hake fish is one of the finest sources of essential fatty acids, protein, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, E and D.
Hake’s lean meat is a good source of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)Studies have shown that eating seafood can decreases the risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity and hypertension. Seafood is low in saturated fat and higher in “heart healthful” polyunsaturated fat, including omega-3 fatty acids.