Contrary to what many believe, there are numerous different species of tilapia all around the world; each with its own particularities. The breed that is known as the Red Tilapia is a lineage of the Nile. For many years, its genetics were developed and enhanced to guarantee maximum quality of the final products. This is why Red Tilapias are required to have the following characteristics:
• Red skin
• White meat in flakes.
• Light taste and free of odors that are typically found in fresh water fish (earthy taste)
• Free of intramuscular bones.