Grouper is known as Kalava/Muru in Malayalam, Komeri/Kelavan in Tamil and Guri/Murimeen in Kannada. There are about 100 species of groupers in most of which are characterized by bright markings that change in colour and pattern to match the background. The grouper that is found in Indian and Pacific oceans are of about 12 ft and 360 Kg in weight.
HEALTH BENEFITSGrouper contains some amounts of proteins and minimal amounts of saturated fats and no sugar. 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 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, it’s a good source of protein and omega fatty acids.
CULINARY METHODBest ways to cook are to bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry. In Kerala grouper used to prepare fish curry and fish fry.
PIN BONESIt is a large fleshy fish with pin bones in Muscles.be careful about the pin bones
ALLERGIC REACTIONSA word of caution; this fish cause allergic reactions to some individuals. Such persons should avoid the consumption of this particular fish and seek medical attention.