Wednesday, 24 February 2010

nile tilapia (oreochromis niloticus), river nile origin - could be found in syria, congo, liberia & african rivers..

healthy/balance diet: very low levels of mercury, low total fat, low saturated fat, low calorie, low carbohydrate & low sodium protein source



tilapia are more resistant to viral, bacterial & parasitic diseases than other commonly cultured fish, especially at optimum temperatures for growth

widely breed in indonesia, thailand, australia & malaysia (singapore & brunei darussalam, not bad too for own consumption)

medical significance: in kenya, a research suggested that this fish can feed on mosquito larvae, it could be used in the fight against malaria in africa

commercially known as mango fish, Pla Thaptim (thailand: ปลาทับทิม), meaning pomegranate fish & nilotica

excellent source of phosphorus, niacin, omega 3, omega 6, selenium, vitamin b12 & potassium flickr/ various data


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