Orange Chromide is a species of fish endemic to freshwater and brackish streams, lagoons and estuaries in southern India and Sri Lanka. It is also known as pallathi in Malayalam. The species is popular with fishkeeping hobbyists, and is kept frequently in aquariums.
HEALTH BENEFITSIt is a low in fat and high protein food which promotes the development of muscles and body tissues. The fish is rich in fatty acids that lower blood pressure and prevent heart strokes. The fish also helps in improving the mental functions and minimizes the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The vitamins and minerals in the fish promote the bone health.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTIt is a low-fat, high-protein food, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which keep our heart and brain healthy. This variety is also rich in Vitamin D and riboflavin, as well as in minerals such as calcium and phosphorus which promote the bone health.
CULINARY METHODPallathiis one of the tastiest fish in Kerala cuisine, especially in toddy shops. Pallathi is used to prepare curry, fry etc. but it is best known for frying. The deep fried pallathi can be eaten as snacks."