Indian Mackerel/Bangda (4-5 pieces per kg)
The Indian mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) is a species of mackerel in the scombrid family (family Scombridae) of order Perciformes. It is commonly found in the Indian and West Pacific oceans, and their surrounding seas. It is a big, oily fish, similar to tuna, but it has lower levels of mercury and is less at risk of over-fishing. It's high in both omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and a good source of protein and selenium, which has been found to lower blood pressure in men and great for cardiovascular health. It helps lower blood pressure, enhances eyesight and reduces cholesterol. It is a good fish to eat if you are planning to lose weight. ... Mackerel is a low mercury level fish and hence can be enjoyed by everyone.
Health benefits of eating Indian Mackerel/Bangda:
Prevents Heart Disease
Mackerel fish is not only rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids but also is low in saturated fats. Hence frequent consumption of this fish helps to lowers your risk of heart complications like stroke, atherosclerosis, heart attacks and arrhythmia.
Lowers risk of Diabetes
Mackerel consists of good amount of healthy fats namely monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) which play a key role in the prevention, as well as control of blood sugar levels in diabetics. Consuming this fish on a regular basis not only controls blood sugar levels in the body, but it also lowers visceral fat, thus lowering your risk of diabetes.
Reduces symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Mackerel consists of anti-inflammatory compounds which help in lowering the joint pain and stiffness of muscles in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Including this fish in your diet while on medication is found to improve your condition by enhancing the efficeincy of the drugs.
Help Prevent Cancer
Mackerel fish is rich in coenzyme Q10, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. Coenzyme Q10 help get rid of cancerous agents attached to cells; antioxidants can help lower risks of cancer by eliminating free radicals in your body; omega-3 fats can help prevent breast, prostate, renal and colon cancers. Apart from that mackerel fish is also rich in vitamin B12 and selenium that are helpful in treating cancers.
Try the Recipes and Let us know how it taste?
Bangda Fish Fry
Bangda Fish Curry
Mackerel(Bangda) Fish Cutlets
Stuffed Mackerel (Bangda)
|Nutritional Information (Per 100g)|
|Total Fat (g)||2.6|
|Sodium (as Na) (mg)||203|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0.5|