Grey Mullet

Grey Mullet: One Fish, Many Benefits!

Does the sizzling sound of freshly marinated, frying fish make you drool? Then we have a wonderful suggestion, try madava or grey mullet fish!   

Grey mullet is a one-of-a-kind fish that thrives in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. This fish is not common in a country like India. However, with ongoing trends in seafood, it is now making its way into the Indian market. If you are someone who enjoys tasting different varieties of fish, then you should definitely give madava a try. 

Although the awareness around this fish is quite limited for obvious reasons, we at Licious are here to help you. We will provide all the possible information about the fish so that you don’t have to give it a second thought, just order it and enjoy!  

What is a Grey Mullet Fish?

The grey mullet fish can live up to 25 years of age which is quite rare. Not only this, the grey mullet matures very slowly and gradually. The maturity for the grey mullet fish occurs at nearly 11 years of age. They thrive in seawater and lay eggs in abundance. This variety of fish is quite wide and diverse. 

Grey mullet has numerous names in different regions of the world. It is known as madava fish in India. Some of its other names include common mullet, sea mullet, bully mullet, striped mullet, flathead grey mullet, Formosan grey mullet, black true mullet and Galapagos mullet.

The grey mullet is olive green in colour with silvery sides. It can grow as long as 50 centimetres. It feeds on algae as well as other vegetarian fodder. 

What are the health benefits of Madava Fish?

When trying new food, it’s always good to know of any health benefits that you can gain.  Here is a list of the numerous benefits of madava fish:

  • They are a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, selenium, and phosphorus.
  • Mullets contain fatty acids like Omega-3, which contribute to the body’s various needs. It boosts eyesight, lowers blood pressure etc.
  • The consumption of mullet has been associated with improved skin and hair.
  • A good source of protein, madava helps build muscle mass, boost the immune system, and maintain a healthy nervous system.

Fun Fact

Mullets are notoriously known for jumping out of the water. They are, therefore, also known as jumping mullets.

Grey Mullet Curry Cut 

With Licious, you can get all your fish and seafood delivered to you fresh, never frozen. We store them at temperatures between 0-4°C to maintain freshness. The fish is cleaned thoroughly with RO water and cut by experts. Additionally, all our fish is caught daily and delivered to you within 24 hours. The fish goes through more than 150 quality checks so that it is always delivered to you in the best possible condition. 

Our grey mullet curry cut is ideal for frying, baking, and steaming. The madava fish taste is very distinctive. It has a strong and nutty flavour. The big madava fish can make for an amazing side dish as well as an excellent main course fish curry. 

If you’re looking for more cuts or other varieties of seafood, you can place an order on our website by tapping the link below! 

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