Deals of the day
Indian Mackerel (അയല)
Model: Marine Fish
The Indian mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) is an important food fish commonly used in Kerala cuisine. It is known as Kanankelut in Tamil and Bangadei in Kannada. In Kerala its season starts in August and continues till December.
Mackerel is one of the highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet Ayala meat is rich in protein (Average 21.21%) Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids occur in high quantities in this fish. It Mackerel fish is very effective in regulating hormonal levels and also improves the elasticity of blood vessels and capillaries. It helps in lowering cancer-causing agents and thus prevents the risk of many cancers. It is beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Mackerel fish even lowers high blood pressure levels. It helps in treating migraine headaches, arthritis conditions. It even enhances memory by improving the activity of the brain.
It is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. Trace minerals include zinc and copper. Antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 is also found.
Many tasty preparations such as ayila curry, ayila –coconut milk curry, ayila fry etc. can be made out of this fish. Belly bones are to be removed.
A word of caution; Mackerel causes allergic reactions to some individuals. Such persons should avoid the consumption of this particular fish and seek medical attention.
Model: Marine Fish
Emperor fish also known as ValiyaVilameen/Kurali/Erimeen, in Malayalam, Vilaimeen in Tamil and Erimeenu in Kannada ,is sought after by recreational fishers and is considered to be delicious. It inhabits both marine and brackish waters at depths of between 10 and 75 metres. The size of the fish varies from 65-70cms.
HEALTH BENEFITSEmperor contains large amount of protein, and minimal amounts of saturated fats .Health benefits of this fish include healthy heart, lower levels of bad cholesterol. It helps in improving skin health, reducing weight and strengthening teeth.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTit’s a good source of protein and omega fatty acids and contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc and are a good source of vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin C, B12, B6, A,
CULINARY METHODIt is a large – fleshy fish with a central bone and a few pin bones. It can be grilled, baked, fried steamed and poached. In Kerala, it is used for making fish curry and fish fry, it is best for frying.