Also known as: Kelluthi, irunkelluthi, Thedu or Etta.
Catfishes are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. They are named for their prominent barbells, which resemble the cat's whiskers. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbells. Catfish are mild, firm and low-fat fish with an inedible skin that must be removed before cooking. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance.
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It is usually steamed, grilled, fried or made into curry.
Catfish is low in calories and fat and contains healthy fatty acids. It boosts your intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It provides complete protein which helps your body build lean muscle mass. It also has a source of Vitamin B-12 and is low in mercury.