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Monday, 1 September 2008

Omega-3 In Our Local Catfish (Keli & Patin)

A recent research in Germany has been found that Fish Oil works better then Statins (Bad Cholesterol reducing drugs) in heart disease patients. Fish oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which been proven to offer health benefits like protecting the heart and brain.

These Omega-3 fatty acids are highest in salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, bluefish, trout, whitefish, and striped bass. Per 100 gm of this fish, one gets about 1 gm of EPA and DHA. Moderate sources are carp, flounder, mullet, smelt, cod, catfish, perch, halibut, pike and pollock. Shellfish, squids, octopus contain little EPA and DHA.

Most of the fish mentioned is foreign to our waters, but we have got plenty of ikan keli and patin in our midst, eventhough their Omega-3 content is moderate eat plenty of them, so we can get enough Omega-3 to get by.

Do eat ikan keli and patin, not just they are cheap, they taste marvellous if cooked with our local delicatesen like tempoyak and belacan. Fullamak!!

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