Mullet - a kind of marine fish that belong to the order kefaleobraznyh.
Distribution and History
It inhabits coastal waters of fish in almost all warm and tropical seas. Some of its species are found in fresh water near America, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Madagascar. Florida Beaches are the main habitat of mullet in the United States. In addition, it is - the most famous fish of the Black Sea, where it is presented in 4 types: gray mullet, golden mullet, striped mullet and mullet. The latter species is a newcomer from Japan, and in the Black Sea, he appeared only at the end of the last century.
Mullet are kept in small flocks and are incredibly moving. Spawning takes place in the coastal and offshore waters in September. It eats fish often underwater substrates.
All fish species are similar in appearance.
Mullet is a valuable commercial fish, which differs excellent taste. Incredibly delicious fish is considered from the Black and Azov Seas, which is caught in the early spring or late fall. In the Caspian Sea fish is slightly larger, with a lower fat content.
Thanks very tasty white meat and the lack of small fish bones are widely used in cooking. Dishes of mullet can be very diverse, but tastes best considered smoked or dried fish, especially if it unskinned.
The biggest fish of the family under the name of "mullet" has an incredibly tasty caviar. The most valuable is considered to be white "fat," which is located in the abdominal cavity of the fish and has a peculiar and extremely pleasant taste.
Useful properties mullet
With regular use of roasted over an open fire or baked mullet can reduce the risk of or even prevent the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias. With contained in fish fatty acids can improve brain activity and reduce the possibility of the emergence of any kind was bad heart.
Also useful are the properties of mullet that she, like many other species of fish is an excellent source of high quality protein, containing amino acids needed by the body, which can not be replaced by anything. A large number of proteins in fish has a methionine, which is not a simple meat.
In addition, the mullet is extremely rich in a variety of macro- and micronutrients and vitamins. In sufficient quantities in fish has vitamin PP, chromium, zinc, phosphorus and fluorine. It is also a good source of B vitamins
Thanks to the latest research, scientists have found that regular consumption of mullet actively helps in the fight against various depressions. That this effect can be explained by the presence in fish huge amount of polyunsaturated acids, which are known as omega-3. Therefore, using it about 2-3 times a week, you can overcome the problem with a bad mood and depression.
Due to the beneficial properties of mullet she is irreplaceable in chronic or acute diseases of the bowel.
Mullet is not considered high-calorie fish, so can be used in dietary nutrition. In 100 g fresh fish accounts for only 88 calories.
Nutritional value is represented mullet 17, 5 g protein, 2 g fat, with no carbohydrates at all. Content is high in fish and various mineral substances. For example, 100 grams of nickel contained 6 mg, 4 mcg Molybdenum 430 mcg fluoride, 55 micrograms chromium, and 0, 7 mg zinc chloride and 165 mg.
Fish can be harmful only if the person is allergic to this kind of fish. In this case, from its use, it is desirable to give up completely or severely restrict it.