This delicious fish provides light colour flesh with a very pleasant flavour – mild but not bland. There is a dark strip under the skin but it is not noticeably stronger in flavour than the light flesh. The flesh holds together very well for all forms of wet cooking and pan frying but flakes easily on the plate. Because the skin shrinks little it is an excellent fish for baking or steaming whole or pan dressed. It is a very good shape for cooking whole.
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. 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.
Black Pomfret provides calcium, vitamins A and D, and B ¬vitamins, including Vitamin B12, vital for the nervous system. It also offers iodine, critical for the thyroid gland. A useful brain food, the Pomfret is good for eyesight and healthy hair and skin.