Rohu is a species of fish of the carp family, found in rivers in South Asia is a commercially important aqua-cultured freshwater species in India. It reaches a maximum length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and a weight of about 110 kg (240 lb). The name Rohu is commonly used in many Indian languages including Malayalam to refer this fish.
HEALTH BENEFITSRohu is one of the few freshwater fish containing high nutritional profile comparing some fishes. Consuming Rohu helps to promote the growth and development of body cells and tissues which support the smooth functioning of the biological activities such as increase the health of the cardiovascular system, boost the immunity system etc. The high vitamins and mineral content reduce the damage caused by free radicals and prevent cancer.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTRohu fish is rich in proteins and omega 3 fatty acids which helps the overall activities of the body. Rohu contains vitamins such as B12, B6,C, etc. and minerals such as iron,zinc,selenium,potassium,calcium and phosphorus etc.
CULINARY METHODIn Kerala Rohu is mainly used to prepare fish molly, fish curry, fish fry etc.