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Indian carp or Indian major carp is a common name for several species of fish and commonly is used to refer to the following species now raised in aquaculture in South Asia and other Asian countries (where they have been introduced):

Catla catla, or catla, is an Indian major carp. It is an economically important South Asian freshwater fish of the carp family and one of the fastest growing cultured carp species.

Cirrhinus cirrhosus,or mrigal, is an Indian major carp, a ray-finned fish of the carp family native to the rivers of India.

Labeo rohita, is an Indian major carp, a fish of the carp family found in rivers in South Asia.

Nutrition Values (per 100g serving)

  • Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids content, reducing risk of heart-related diseases and inflammatory issues

  • High zinc and iron content boosts and stimulates immune system

  • Balanced composition of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, Magnesium)

  • Maintains hormonal levels and is beneficial to digestion

Farming Characteristics

Carp fish is a herbivorous fish that feeds on aquatic weeds. It can be fed artificial feed, including byproducts of grain processing, making it a perfect fish fit for aquaculture.

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