SARASOTA, Fla. (WSVN) — If you love to eat lionfish in South Florida, then good news: Whole Foods is now selling lionfish at all of its 26 Florida locations.
According to a report from WWSB-TV, Whole Foods will be adding lionfish to their selection in Florida due to its versatile nature. The “white, buttery meat lends itself to a number of different recipes,” said a company statement.
Lionfish, which are non-native to Florida and pose a major threat to Florida’s marine environment, are venomous. However, Whole Foods workers will remove the venomous spines before consumers purchase the fish.
The fillets will be sold at $8.99 per pound through May 31. On June 1, they will begin selling the fish at its regular price of $9.99.
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