The snake head murrel (Channa striata), is a species of snake head fish. It is known as Varaal/braal/vatton in Malayalam, viral in Tamil. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, It is well known for its medicinal properties.
HEALTH BENEFITSIt is known that this fish is very rich in albumin, a type of protein is important. Albumin human body needs every day, especially in the healing process of wounds. Provision of fish meat protein extract cork or has attempted to increase the levels of albumin in the blood and help cure some diseases. The Regular use of this fish helps to alleviate the conditions such as diabetics, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, depression etc. In south-east Asian Traditional Medicine, murrel has an important role.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTThe murrel fish is rich in omega fatty acids and proteins which helps to accelerate the healing processes. The murrel fish also contains the vitamins like C, B -Complex, D etc. and the Minerals like selenium, iron, calcium, Phosphorus etc.
CULINARY METHODMurrel fish is an important in Kerala cuisine, especially in toddy shops. The murrel fish is used to make dishes like Varal curry, Fish Fry, Varal polichathu etc. Itdoes not contain bones except the central one.