Catfish are fish which have no scales. It has been a part of African cuisine since hundreds of years. In Central Europe it is treated as a delicacy. It can be eaten in a variety of ways like for example in Indonesia it is often grilled whereas in India it is eaten as a favored delicacy during the monsoon season. In Indian states of Odisha, West Bengal and Assam catfish (locally known as Magur) is eaten as a delicacy during the monsoons. Catfish, locally known as thedu or etta in Malayalam, is very famous in the Indian state Kerala.
There are two varieties of catfish which are very famous. One is Muzhi which is bigger and easy to catch. The other is Kari which is smaller and is difficult to catch.
It is a good source of protein. It contains healthy fatty acid sand is low in calories. It contains mercury which helps to maintain a healthy nervous system. However, it is not recommended for ladies who are pregnant as high level of mercury can harm their fetus. Catfish is high in Vitamin D. It also helps in blood purification.
Cat fish can lay about 4000 eggs in a year.
It is the 5th most popular fish in America and is available throughout the year.
They are raised in fresh water lakes which have a depth of not more than 4-6 feet