Fish & Chips proven to be the healthy choice in takeaway food
Scientific tests in a laboratory have revealed a portion of fish chips and peas from the Y-Pas Chippy in Barnsley is 93.2 percent fat free!
Brent Watson, owner of the Y-Pas Chippy, wanted to end the misconception that Fish & Chips were the unhealthy takeaway option and instead prove that his Fish And Chips offered a well-balanced nutritional meal that is significantly lower in fat that some of the established fast food products.
Brent said "There has been lots of media focus lately on the growing level of obesity in society, however instead of showing some of the multinational chains such as McDonalds or KFC, these reports constantly seem to use fish & chips as an example of unhealthy eating. I thought this was portraying an unjust and mis-informed image of our national dish and decided to do something about it."
Eager to back up his argument, Brent cooked up a portion of Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas and sent them on to a laboratory in Gloucestershire for nutritional analysis costing just £175 - the results even staggered Brent himself. "When we got the data back it showed that our Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas contained just 6.8g of fat per 100g, 135mg of salt per 100g and less than 0.1g of transfats" Brent revealed. "These results are far lower than other popular takeaways such as Pizzas,Chinese, Indian and Donner Kebabs. As part of a healthy, balanced diet there is no reason why Fish & Chips cannot be enjoyed once or twice a week - plus I think they also still offer the best value for money in the takeaway sector".
Brent is now promoting this information to all of his customers and has seen trade increase by almost 20% but Brent told us "I did not have the tests done just to boost trade, it was to stand up for our great product. If many of the other 10,000 shops in the UK did the same we could make real progress in changing the way Fish & Chips are perceived."