Silver bellies also known as Mullan in Malayalam, Karapodi meen in Tamil, and Kurichi in Kannada is an important fish in Kerala. It is a good source of calcium and phosphorus. It is available from April to December excepting in June every year, the abundant landings being from August to November.
HEALTH BENEFITSMullan is the one of the fish having highest content of calcium and phosphorus comparing other fishes. Mullan is an appropriate choice for the people who are suffering Calcium Deficiency.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTSilver bellies contain protein, omega 3 fatty acids, Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and iron and vitamin D etc.
CULINARY METHODMany tasty preparations such as mullan curry,mullan fry etc can be made out of this.
PIN BONESSilver bellies are also known for their sharp pin bones distributed in their body. While consume this fish, be aware of pin bones.