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Murrel or snakehead (due to their snake-like resemblance) is known for its hardy nature and ability to withstand longer time out of water, features which add great value to this fish in the market. Murrels are also popular for the specialised live fishes trade that takes place in India.

Nutrition Values (per 100g serving)

  • Helps in muscle formation (Protein - 25.2g)

  • Low fat content (1.7g)

  • Tender meat, making it easily digestible

  • Rich albumin content , helping maintain body fluid balance.

  • High vitamin and minerals composition (Vitamin A, Calcium, Phosphorous)

Farming Characteristics

Murrel is an indigenous air breathing fish, having a suprabranchial accessory respiratory organ in its head. This enables the fish to survive even in lower dissolved oxygen levels.

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