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Silver Belly (പാമുള്ളൻ)
Model: Marine Fish
The common silver belly (Gerres subfasciatus) is a species of mojarra native to Indian and Pacific coastal waters of Australia.It can be identified by its silver-colored body that can grow up to 20 cm long. The fish has a highly protrusible jaw, a long-based dorsal fin, and black-tipped anterior spines that are longer that those in the rest of the fin. Both jaws of G. subfasciatus have the ability to protrude out and down to form a tube shape, used to feed on bottom-dwelling invertebrates.
HEALTH BENEFITSMullan is the one of the fish having highest content of calcium and phosphorus comparing other fishes. Mullan is an appropriate choice for the people who are suffering Calcium Deficiency.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTSilver bellies contain protein, omega 3 fatty acids, Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and iron and vitamin D etc.
CULINARY METHODMany tasty preparations such as mullan curry,mullan fry etc can be made out of this.
Model: Marine Fish
Barracuda also known as pick handle barracuda (Sphyraena jello) (Chilavu/Sheelavu/Neduva/Ooli in Malayalam, Pilinjan/Sheela/cheela in Tamil, Kandai Obantol in Kannada) is so called because the dark marks along its sides look like the thick ends of pickaxe handles. These dark markings fade with the preservation. Barracuda is known for its fearsome appearance. This fish contains excellent protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Its body is long, fairly compressed, and covered with small, smooth scales. Some species have a length of 2.1 m (6.9 ft) in length and 30 cm (12 in) in width. The barracuda is a saltwater fish.
HEALTH BENEFITSBeing an excellent protein food with fewer calories, it is better than other meat sources. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids proven to be good for the heart and eyes.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTThis fish is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. It contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Barracuda contains vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin C, B12, B6, A, E and vitamin K. It also contains fatty acids and cholesterol.
CULINARY METHODBest ways to cook are to bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry. This fish has pin bones in Muscles. Shilavu fry, shilavu curry etc. are the main dishes in Kerala using Barracuda