They are known by many names In English like Broadbill, Sword Fish, swordfish, and in some places as billfish. In Malayalam, Swordfish is termed as Kadal Kuthira and in Hindi- it is Tega Machli.


Swordfishes are tropical water beings that survive in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. They survive in icy waters during the migratory and breeding time. They have high spawning time periods too, get mature by 5 years and spawning happens between July and August every year in the Mediterranean waters.



Nutritional Value Facts

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

  • Protein: 23 grams
  • Cholesterol: 78 milligrams
  • Calories: 87 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 0% carbohydrate content
  • Fats:  8 grams per serving
  • Niacin: 7.76 milligrams
  • Saturated Fats: 1.9 grams per serving
  • Cobalamin: 26% of total daily calorie count
  • Vitamin B6: 30% of total daily calorie count
  • Magnesium: 38% of total daily calorie count
  • Vitamin D: 166% of total daily calorie count

Health Benefits

The wellbeing benefits of swordfish are:

  • Zinc: This nutrient can boost immunity and ensure overall growth of muscle development, prevent skin acne, discolorations, and good kidney health.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids:  these fatty acids are beneficial for the body to control cholesterol and other heart-related diseases.
  • Niacin: It helps to uplift the energy levels, ensures good blood formation, and controls cholesterol levels.
  • Vitamin D: Improves bone density, stimulates the absorption of calcium, and quick recovery from accidents.
  • Low-calorie content: The dense flesh of swordfish is low in calories and perfect if you are on a Keto diet or on a muscle-building regime.
  • Vitamin B12: It supplements the proper blood DNA synthesis within the body.
  • Selenium: Regulates thyroid imbalances, male fertility issues, and also protects bone density issues.
  • Potassium: Ensures that cell repair and proper tissue rejuvenation are facilitated in the body.

Cut Varieties

This delicacy is available as Swordfish is cut into Indian curry cubes and luscious Swordfish steaks, cleaned, frozen, and packaged under the most hygienic conditions.

Texture & Taste

SwordFish resembles huge mackerels and is a perfect guilt-free non-vegetarian option for healthy food lovers.

The texture of the SwordFish flesh is meaty to the touch, has a small percentage of fat that keeps it moist. The raw fish is light pink, or ivory pink in color and changes to beige or off-white once well cooked.

The taste of the SwordFish is tasty but has a fishy taste to it. To out beat the fishiness, you need to marinate it in vinegar and add pepper, garlic, ginger, or the Indian fish fry masala and a splash of lime juice to enjoy a tasty and healthy swordfish steak

Recipe Ideas

Owing to the firm flesh of swordfish, you can make swordfish jerky, swordfish pickles, fish cutlets, or spicy fish curry with it. Also try grilled fish steaks with herbs like thyme, orange, lemon slices, and olive oil as they complement swordfish very well.