Fish – Is it safe to eat freshwater fish raw


According to this question freshwater fish should not be used in Ceviche–why not?

Best Answer

You should never eat freshwater fish in raw preparations. Freshwater fish are far more likely to have nasty parasites such as the lung fluke, that can only be killed by cooking. There is a slew of other nasty beasts that can be harmful if not killed.

Unless you want to end up on an episode of Monsters Inside Me, stay away.