White Pomfret|Velutha Avoli|

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A delicious fish bought by Indian fish lovers all over the world. In English, it has many names like Silver Pomfret, White Pomfret, Butterfish, Palmburo Fish. In Kerala (Malayalam) – as Velutha Avoli, Velutha Akoli.

Habitat

The White Pomfret Fish is an ocean water fish that lives off the tropics Indo- West Pacific water bodies. Its buttery taste makes it one of the most preferred dishes in India and the USA. In some places, it is called Paplet. In India, this falls under the wild catch category and is an expensive buy for fish lovers. Around December, it spawns by the Mumbai coastlines and Gujarat.

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Description

Nutritional Value Facts 

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

  • Protein: 17 grams
  • Cholesterol: 24 milligrams
  • Calories: 102 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 1gram
  • Fats:  1 gram per serving
  • Calcium: 32 milligrams
  • Potassium: 430 milligrams
  • Iron: 2 milligrams

Health Benefits 

The wellbeing benefits of White Pomfret Fish are:

  • Prevent Dementia: Human memory decrease over age; and its effects can be reduced with the regular intake of oily fishes like pomfret.
  • Better Heart Health: The fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids to help prevent the occurrence of heart strokes and blood clots in the body.
  • Cure for Anemia: The fish regulates hemoglobin levels and reduces anemia, eliminating weakness and nausea in people.
  • Growth Stimulation: The fish contains Vitamin D is very good for growing children and balances the intake of protein, fats, and necessary vitamins.
  • Healthy Fats: The white pomfret has zero carbohydrates levels; stopping the production of bad cholesterol and protecting the heart.
  • Immunity Builder: It eliminates the toxins and builds immunity to fight against viruses and deadly bacteria.
  • Cancer: Fish oils are useful for regenerating healthy cells and bringing a stop to the spread of cancer cells.

 Cut Varieties

This delicacy is available as White Pomfret Fish as whole fish cuts are cleaned, gutted, and scaled to perfection. They are perfect for immediate cooking.

 Texture & Taste

White Pomfret Fish has off-white flesh and a center bone that can be removed easily. The texture of the White Pomfret Fish flesh is light, flaky, and juicy, with a fishy smell.

The taste of the White Pomfret Fish is tasty, with a lovely deep seawater flavor. Once cooked, it will have white flesh, with a center bone that is easily removable.  

 Recipe Ideas

White Pomfret Fish is a versatile, delicious fish that is perfect for Kerala fish recipe ideas. It is prepared for Christmas and New Year and marriage functions. From Kerala fish fry, grills, to pomfret fish poached in coconut milk and tempered with curry leaves.