Why is my swordfish orange?

Chef's answer
The bright orange colored flesh of the pumpkin sword is the highest quality of swordfish in my opinion. The bright orange flesh color is believed to be from high amounts of carotene in the prey consumed, usually shrimp or some type of prawn.
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According to Dana, "orange meat is caused by an excess of a natural pigment called zeaxanthin in a female scallop. ... As the gonad ripens and takes on an orange hue, any overabundance of this pigment is transported into the adductor muscle [the part of the scallop we eat].18 Mar 2011
A classic way of cooking them is to coat them in seasoned flour and gently fry them in butter in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes each side until just done.17 Dec 2018
The orange (female) or grey-pink (male) shape attached is known as the coral and the roe or milt sacs. These have a more robust flavour and are often removed for sale but the combination of the two makes a very attractive presentation. Watch our video on how to clean and prepare scallops: Video Player is loading.
According to Dana, "orange meat is caused by an excess of a natural pigment called zeaxanthin in a female scallop. ... As the gonad ripens and takes on an orange hue, any overabundance of this pigment is transported into the adductor muscle [the part of the scallop we eat].18 Mar 2011
To shuck scallops (prise the shells apart), use a shucking knife, a sharp knife to release the meat. Discard the attached muscle, skirt and black stomach sack. Inside, you will also find a vivid orange roe (also called coral), which is often discarded but is actually edible.
To shuck scallops (prise the shells apart), use a shucking knife, a sharp knife to release the meat. Discard the attached muscle, skirt and black stomach sack. Inside, you will also find a vivid orange roe (also called coral), which is often discarded but is actually edible.
To shuck scallops (prise the shells apart), use a shucking knife, a sharp knife to release the meat. Discard the attached muscle, skirt and black stomach sack. Inside, you will also find a vivid orange roe (also called coral), which is often discarded but is actually edible. ... Once shucked, scallops can be cooked.
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