Benefits of mullet

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:00 PM


Mullet fish belongs to the family Alboraat , which lives in coastal areas, and there than thirteen species in India, eight used them for the purposes of fishing and trade, including Puri head flatfish , [ 1] The mullet ranges in length from 35 to 50 cm, [2] and can be obtained either fresh, or dried with salt. [3]

The nutritional value of mullet

The following table illustrates the value of the nutrients present in one cup of peeled and cooked mullet fish, without adding fat, which equates to approximately 136 grams: [4]

The food item Nutritional value
Calories 201 calories
water 95.3 milliliters
Fats 6.5 grams
Carbohydrates 0.136 g
Protein 33.1 grams
Phosphorous 378 milligrams
Potassium 613 milligrams
Sodium 551 milligrams
Zinc 0.898 milligrams
Iron 1.75 milligrams
Copper 0.088 milligram
Selenium 62.6 micrograms
Calcium 70.7 milligrams
Magnesium 50.3 milligrams
Vitamin A 57.1 micrograms
vitamin C 2.31 milligrams
Folate 13.6 micrograms
Vitamin B1 0.139 milligram
Vitamin B2 0.131 milligrams
Vitamin B3 8.46 milligrams
Vitamin B6 0.656 milligrams
Vitamin B12 0.34 mcg
Vitamin E. 1.71 milligrams
Vitamin D 2.58 mcg
Vitamin K. 0.136 mcg
Cholesterol 84.3 grams
Saturated fat 1.91 g
Monounsaturated fats 1.85 milligrams
Polyunsaturated fats 1.22 g

Benefits of mullet

Mullet contains fatty acids, it contains a large proportion of docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid , both of which are useful and necessary for human nutrition, as well as the meat of mullet fish is a source of amino acids, and there are ten types of amino acids. the basic; These are: Phenylalanine, Valine, Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, and Methionine ), Arginine , and Lysine . [5]

In addition, mullet fish, whether freshwater mullet or marine mullet, is a source of essential minerals including zinc, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. [5] Some types of this fish, such as Sultan's fish, are distinguished. Ibrahim stated that it is low in fat, and thus it is one of the healthiest alternatives to red or processed meat, which is often high in fats , especially saturated fats. [6]

To see the general benefits of fish, read our article on the benefits of fish .

Damage to mullet

The degree of safety of mullet

Consumption of mullet is generally considered safe , except for those fish found in highly polluted areas. [5] According to the Food and Drug Administration , mullet is a good option, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children, because it contains small amounts of Mercury, and adults are advised to eat two to 3 servings per week of fish that are classified on the list of the best types of fish, or one portion of fish that is classified on the list of good fish, and one portion is approximately 113.3 grams of fish, while children are advised to eat One serving of fish at the age of two, which is equivalent to approximately 28.3 grams, and gradually increasing it to approximately 113.3 grams at the age of 11 years. [7]

To learn about the benefits of fish for children, you can read the article on the benefits of fish for children .

Precautions for using mullet

Fish allergy is one of the less common types of food allergy , and its symptoms range from mild to moderate. They include rashes, problems with the digestive system and respiratory system, in addition to anaphylactic shock that requires extreme caution. [8] Therefore, it is advised that individuals with sensitivity to fish avoid all types of fish. [9]


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