Pomfret is also known as Butterfish, and is available throughout India, perhaps to a greater degree in Maharashtra. The three varieties are Silver Pomfret, White Pomfret, and Black Pomfret. Of the three species the Silver pomfret is most common. Black pomfret is also widespread. Pomfret is fished extensively in the Arabian Sea from September to January and the season is at its height from October to the end of the year.
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Pomfrets can be grilled, steamed, or even made into fish soups, cutlets and cold salads. It is enjoyed in various forms such as sushi, sashimi, croquets, fried fish, baked fish, stuffed pomfret, pomfret masala, pomfret in coconut and green curry, steamed pomfret in red curry, Tandoor pomfret, etc.
Pomfret is very low in calories and fat. It is high in good quality protein. It is very good for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases. It can also be consumed by hypertensive patients. People who want to build their muscle tone should incorporate pomfret into their diet. It contains
high amount of omega 3 fatty acids which reduces the risks of cardiovascular problem development. It supplies DHA which an important component for brain development.