Benefits Behind Milkfish
Posted By : 2018/11/23 15:24:39

The milkfish is a well-known important seafood in Southeast Asia and some Pacific Islands. Popular kind of milkfish in Indonesia include bandeng duri lunak (ikan bandeng is the Indonesian name for milkfish) from Central and East Java or bandeng presto which is pressure cooked milkfish until the bones are rendered tender, and bandeng asap or smoked milkfish.


Either fresh or processed, milkfish is the popular seafood product of Indonesian fishing towns, such as Juwana near Semarang in Central Java, and Sidoarjo near Surabaya in East Java.

Milkfish is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and protein which is quite essential for proper functioning of the body. Here are some health benefits of milkfish as cited by Healthbenefitstimes.com :


1. Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

Regular consumption of milkfish helps in the development of the brain and memory of children, prevents heart disease, controls cholesterol levels, nourishes the eyes, and reduces depression. Apart from that Omega 3 is good for pregnant women to increase breast milk and the quality. Children who are born will be healthier and smarter.

2. Good Source of Protein

Consuming milkfish can meet the protein needs of the body. The high nutrient content in milkfish can prevent coronary heart disease, also increase endurance. Regular consumption of milkfish can prevent micronutrient deficiencies and can help the overall development of the body. So include milkfish in your regular diet to obtain all the required nutrients for proper functioning of the body.