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      Koduva Fish: Health Benefits And Recipes

    • Fish is an essential part of a healthy diet. They are the primary sources of healthful omega-3 fats and are rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and proteins and low in saturated fats. 

      According to some studies, “ Fish consumption is expected to reach 21.5kg per person by 2024.” There are many types of edible fish; one of them is the Koduva fish. 

      The fish is white with moderate flavour and flaky flesh. It is also known as barramundi in Tamil, sea bass in English and is predominantly found in Southeast Asia and a few parts of Northern Australia. 

      Koduva fish has ample health benefits. Eager to know? Keep on reading! 

      Table Of Contents 

      1. Health Benefits Of Koduva Fish 

      2. Nutritional Value Of Koduva Fish 

      3. Koduva Fish Recipes 

      4. The Final Say 

      5. FAQs 

      Health Benefits Of Koduva Fish 

      Here is the list of health benefits of Koduva fish. 

      1. Helps To Shed Weight 

      Koduva fish is enriched with proteins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce the bad cholesterol in the body and promote weight loss.

      2. Prevents Cancer 

      The omega-3 fatty acid content of  Koduva fish helps to increase the HDL cholesterol in the body, lowering the chances of cancer and maintaining a healthy body.

      3. Maintains Bone Health 

      Koduva Fish is potent with minerals like zinc, selenium, magnesium and calcium; this mineral helps maintain healthy bones and increases their strength of the same.

      4. Promotes Healthy Growth 

      Fish meat is healthier than other meat, which helps lower the chances of some health diseases as it contains a suitable amount of protein which promotes the growth of tissues and muscles and the development of bones.

      5. Good For Vision

      Koduva fish contains a good amount of vitamin A, which is excellent for vision and other eye ailments. Vitamin A works as an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and reduce the occurrence of vision disturbance and cataracts. 

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      Nutritional Value Of Koduva Fish 

      100g of Koduva Fish contains: 

      • Calories - 148kcal 
      • Protein - 22.1g 
      • Fat - 5.82g 
      • Sodium - 468mg 
      • Calcium - 13mg 
      • Cholesterol - 49mg 
      • Vitamin A - 95mcg 
      • Potassium - 314mg 
      • Vitamin C - 2.2mg 
      • Magnesium - 53mg 
      • Phosphorus - 220mg 

      Koduva Fish Recipes 

      1. Koduva Fish Curry 


      • Koduva - 1 fish 
      • Tomato - 1 medium chopped 
      • Onion - 2 medium chopped 
      • Garlic - 6-7 cloves 
      • Green chillies - 2 medium 
      • Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp 
      • Coconut paste - 2 tbsp 
      • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp 
      • Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp 
      • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp 
      • Curry leaves - 4-5 leaves 
      • Fenugreek seeds - ⅓ tsp 
      • Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp 
      • Tamarind water - 1 Cup 
      • Oil - 2 tbsp 
      • Water -  2 Cups 
      • Salt to taste 

      Preparation Method 

      1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard, fenugreek, and curry leaves and let the seeds splatter. 

      2. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Let it cook for a few minutes. 

      3. Add chopped onion and tomatoes and cook until they turn translucent. 

      4. Add spices like red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, coconut paste, coriander seeds powder and tamarind water. Let them cook for a few minutes. 

      5. Add two cups of water and let it boil.

      6. Add Koduva fish pieces into it and cook until the oil gets separated.

      7. Serve it hot! 

      2. Koduva Fish Fillets With Chilli Ginger And Spring Onions 


      • Koduva Fish Fillets  - 6 (Scaled)
      • Ginger julieness  - 2-3 inch 
      • Oil - 2tbsp 
      • Garlic - 5-10 finely chopped
      • Red chillies - 2 chopped 
      • Soy sauce - 1 tbsp 
      • Spring onion - 5-6 chopped
      • Salt to taste 
      • Black pepper to taste 

      Preparation Method 

      1. Season the Koduva fish with black pepper and salt. 

      2. Add oil to a pan and roast the Koduva fish fillets until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides. 

      3. Add the remaining oil,  ginger juliennes, chopped garlic, and red chillies to the same pan. Let them saute until they change colour. 

      4. In the same pan, toss spring onions for a few seconds and add the roast fish fillets. 

      5. Add soy sauce and let it cook for one minute.

      6. Serve it hot! 

      The Final Say 

      Koduva fish contains minerals and other macronutrients like protein, selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, etc., which help maintain healthy eyes and bones. Moreover, the protein content in this fish helps in muscle gain and tissue growth and also helps to reduce weight. 

      The omega-3 fatty acid content helps to reduce the chances of cancer and lowers bad cholesterol in the body by increasing HDL and reducing heart ailments.


      1. Is Koduva fish safe to consume? 

      Yes, as sea bass has lower mercury content which does not harm the organs and the body's functions, it also contains a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

      2. From where does Koduva fish come? 

      Koduva fish generally grows, matures and comes from fresh and marine water.

      3. Is consuming Koduva fish safe for pregnant women? 

      Yes, pregnant women can consume it in a significantly lower portion, as it has pollutants that may hamper the baby's health.

      4. What is the best way to cook Koduva fish? 

      Pan fry method and steaming are great ways to cook Koduva fish. 

      5. What is the taste of Koduva fish? 

      It has a mild taste and fleshy flavour with a hint of sweetness. 

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  • 240 days ago

    Great information ! But I also want to read side effects of this fish . Can you include it in your blog ?

  • 240 days ago

    Great work toneop!


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