Sea bream|Killi Meen|


The Sea Bream has many varieties across the world and its color differs a bit. In English, it is known as Common Bream Fish, Sea Bream, Red Sea Bream, Porgie, Japanese Sea Bream, Spotted Sea Bream, Sand Snapper, Big Eye Bream, and Coral Bream. In Malayalam, it is called as Killi Meen, Aeree; in Tamil- Panum Talai.


The Seabream Fish have two types: marine/ seawater fish and freshwater types. Most of its varieties taste similar, but the color of the skin and scales differ depending on the environment and water bodies. They breed all year round and are wild-caught from the Indian Ocean and the sub-tropical waters like the Caribbean waters and highly valued in the normal Kerala lunch menu.



Nutritional Value Facts 

 A person normally requires a 2000 calorie diet daily. Based on this, the nutritional breakdown of 100 grams of Seabream Fish is:

  • Protein: 23.4 grams
  • Cholesterol: 50 milligrams
  • Calories: 143 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Fats:  5.3 grams per serving
  • Potassium: 403.8 milligrams
  • Iron: 2 milligrams
  • Sodium: 71.3 milligrams

 Health Benefits 

The wellbeing benefits of Seabream Fish are:

  • Rich Vitamin Source: The fish contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and B12, and Vitamin D that is perfect for maintaining a balanced diet, and great for teeth and bones and injury recovery.
  • High Protein: It helps muscle development and is perfect for bodybuilders and weight-loss diet enthusiasts.
  • Immunity Booster: The fish is easily digestible, does not create abdominal and gut-related issues, and cures virus infections.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Sea Bream is a nest of fatty oils that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for healthy skin, nails, hair and have anti-aging properties.
  • Healthy Heart: It removes plaque in the heart arteries and reduces blood clots and chances of heart strokes.

Cut Varieties 

This delicacy is available as Seabream Fish, as whole fish cuts are cleaned, gutted, and scaled to perfection. These frozen packaged are well-sealed and ready to be used.

Texture & Taste

Seabream Fish have off-white flesh and a center bone that can be removed easily. The texture of the Seabream Fish flesh is meaty and has a delicate flavor of the sea.

The taste of the Seabream Fish is lightly sweet, less fatty and the fillets can be easily separated from the center bone.

Recipe Ideas

Seabream Fish is a versatile fish that can be grilled or stuffed in fish pies. In India, it is best when fried in coconut oil or steamed in banana leaves. The soft, flaky flesh cooks within minutes and is great to go with rice and roti.