Rawas or the Indian Salmon is one of the most consumed fish in India and the most expensive fish in the Kuwaiti and Iranian markets

Tuna and salmon are two popular fish commonly consumed in the United States, while a variant of the salmon species called Rawas (Indian Salmon) is one of the most consumed fish in India.

Also known as the fourfinger threadfin, is a species of marine ray-finned fish, has an Indo-Pacific distribution and ranges from the Persian Gulf to Australia and Papua New Guinea; this species is one of an important commercial quarry for fisheries in Kuwait and the species is also taken as bycatch, they are one of the more expensive fish in the Kuwaiti and Iranian markets.

A 100 gm fillet or serving of salmon contains 22-26 grams of protein.

Tuna, cod and salmon are fish with a high omega-3 to omega-6 ratio (healthy unsaturated fats).

Omega-3 fats play a role in brain, nerve and eye development in infants; they also help keep our immune system healthy and may help lower the risk of heart disease in adults.

Omega-6 fats play an important role in regulating our genes and promoting immune health and blood clotting, these fats can also help with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and dermatitis (however, more research is needed to support these health benefits).

(Ref. timesofindia.com, tuko.co.ke, unlockfood.ca & en.m.wikipedia.org)

Rawas is a meaty fish with exquisite flavor.

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