Yellow fin trevally also known as Vatta meen/Vattapara/Manjapara/Para in Malayalam and parai in Tamil, is a fish which has a growing capacity to a maximum known length of 117 cm and a weight of 43.5 kg.
High protein in the fish helps to the health of muscles, skin and nail. And the vitamins and minerals in the fish help to increase the overall health of the body.
This food is low in sodium. It is also a good source of thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a very good source of protein, vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B12 and selenium.
It has a medium texture with a medium to high-fat content. The flavour is very mild, though slightly fishy. As the bones are easy to remove, Trevally is an excellent choice for children. Best ways to cook are to bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry.Vatta meen thega-arachathu , Vatta-thilapichathu, Vatta-pollichathu , vatta meen fry are the main dishes in Kerala cuisine which prepared by Vatta meen.
While eating, be aware of the pin bones of the meat.