Sabrefish refers to the carp family and is a valuable commercial fish such as schooling, which is common throughout the world.

Biological features sabrefish and distribution

Sabrefish  Sabrefish - fish of the carp family
 It has a long body, flattened on the sides, back with a greenish color and light-colored belly. Dorsal fins fish gray, and the side - yellow.

Sabrefish common in the waters of the Caspian, Azov, Black and Baltic Seas. Fish habitat picks for clean ponds without algae (Lake Ladoga, the Volga river, etc.). In winter sabrefish lies in the pits and whirlpools.

The main food of fish are insects, worms, eggs and fry of other species of small fish.

In addition to marine species, there is a freshwater sabrefish that lives in clean waters in the north of Russia (in the fast rivers, reservoirs and lakes).

In adulthood, this fish reaches a length of 60 cm and weigh up to 1, 5 g (generally 400-600 g). On the third or fifth year of life, in full maturity, the fish spawn from May to June in the water with a temperature of 20-23 degrees. The eggs are not sticky structure and float freely in the water. Sichel fry feed mainly on zooplankton, as well as terrestrial insects and their larvae.

Calorie sabrefish

Sabrefish is a low-calorie product that is most useful in a variety of dishes dietary menu. Caloric sabrefish is 88 kcal, as well as in fish contains 2 grams of fat and 17 grams of protein.

Useful properties sabrefish

Sabrefish represents the average fat content of the fish, and it contains a number of useful proteins. The fat content of the fish depends on its type, sabrefish Volga has low-fat meat and sabrefish Don is larger and oily fish.

The meat of this fish contains a lot of nutrients and trace elements such as molybdenum, chromium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. These substances favorably affect the metabolism, improve the growth and strengthening of bones, promote excretion of harmful acids.

As part sabrefish have nickel and fluorine that prevent violations of pigmentation of the skin, forming tooth enamel, a positive effect on the nervous system, improve the growth of hair and nails, as well as contribute to the regeneration of cells.

With regular use sabrefish food improves metabolism, normalize

blood sugar and cholesterol.


Before use sabrefish must be cleaned of scales and innards, remove the gills, and then you can fry or stew with vegetables.

In many  Dried sabrefish is a good appetizer
 countries, the most popular dried sabrefish, which has high taste and is a good snack. Meat dried sabrefish has a pleasant taste and aroma, this fish is well suited for light alcoholic beverages or as a product as part of a marching menu.

Before salting sabrefish gut, but do not remove the scales. The fish is put into a solution with a salt and press down a small load. Brine the fish is placed in a cool place for 10-20 hours, depending on the size sabrefish.

In China, there are several dishes from sabrefish. The most popular baked fish, served on New Years Eve. The fish is seasoned rice wine, salt and allspice. After marinating sabrefish stew with mustard and serve with pickled vegetables.

Sabrefish can be cooked in deep fat and fry until golden brown and simmer in a pan with garlic and ginger.


Sabrefish should not eat if you are hypersensitive and predisposition to allergic reactions to fish protein.

People with severe diseases of the digestive system is better to eat the fish stewed or baked form.