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.