Tilapia or Jalebi Fish is one of the most versatile fish that features firm flesh. Being the fourth most consumed seafood in the US, Tilapia is rich in proteins, fatty acids, calcium, and other essential nutrients.
Jalebi fish is quite affordable making it easy to grow and available across 135 countries in the world. Almost all the species of Jalebi fish are raised in lakes and ponds. The most commonly reared species originates from the Nile River in Northeast Africa.
You will also hear Tilapia or Jalebi fish referred to as Queiloo, Kurla Mavra, Sarkari Meenu, Tyangra, and so on. The best part about the fish is that it can grow in any possible condition. It is very adaptable.
In terms of appearance, it features long dorsal fins, flaky and firm flesh. In Egypt, the Jalebi Fish is considered a symbol of rebirth. In the Indian Market, the fish is widely cooked across South India.
Where is the Jalebi Fish popular?
Tilapia are raised in freshwater aquaculture systems, feeding on algae. The three most common varieties of Tilapia consumed are the Nile, Blue, and Mozambique.
Nile Tilapia has been around since ancient Egypt 4,000 years ago.
Blue Tilapia has its origins in Northern Africa and the Middle East. It looks grey-blue with a pink belly, and it is commonly found throughout Florida’s lakes, rivers, and streams.
Mozambique Tilapia is native to Africa. This species is easy to identify due to its olive-grey tone and yellow belly.
At Licious, we offer a wide variety of Tilapia cuts that are ideal for making any dish. Our fish and seafood is sourced daily from approved fishing boats and is delivered within 24 hours of being caught.
We ensure the fish stays fresh by maintaining steady temperature controls between 0-4℃ at every stage, from sourcing, until it reaches your doorstep.
As a bonus, our expert meat technicians have already cut, cleaned, and washed the fish, so you have ZERO prep to do. Just use the fish straight out of the pack and into your pan!