A species of butterfish that lives in coastal waters off the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Prized in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region for its taste. Its flesh is soft and buttery when cooked.
Pomfret fishes are high in fat content, provides calcium, vitamins A and D, and BÂvitamins, including Vitamin B12. Increased Vitamin B12 makes it important for the nervous system. It also contains good amount of iodine, critical for the thyroid gland. Thus Pomfret is good for eyesight and healthy hair and skin.