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Barramundi
Barramundi is an Aboriginal word meaning 'river fish with large scales'. Barramundi are both wild-caught and farmed. Barramundi can reach up to 1.5m and 50kg, although the majority of caught fish weigh less than 6kg. Farmed Barramundi, however, average about 400g in weight and 35cm in length. Baby Barramundi, often referred to as plate-size, are also farmed commercially.

Note about amines: Fresh seafood has low amine levels, but when older than two days the amine content rises to moderate, and any fish that has been frozen has high levels.
Category: Seafood - Finfish
In Season: Spring Autumn Winter
To Buy:
Plate-size, baby Barramundi are currently less expensive than wild-caught. Wild-caught Barramundi is usually sold in fillets.Look for firm, white fillets that have no brown markings, no oozing of water and a pleasant fresh smell.
To Store:
Wrap whole fish or fillets in plastic wrap, or put in an airtight container. Keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer, providing your freezer operates at 18C.
Tips & Tricks:
Scale, clean and gut fish. Cut large fillets into serving-size portions. Wild-caught Barramundi have a few large bones that can be easily removed. Baby Barramundi are best served whole as they are an ideal plate-sized fish.
Cooking Tips:
Barramundi is well suited to all methods of cookery because of its moist texture and mild flavour.It is delicious when pan-fried, steamed, chargrilled or barbecued. Best served with leafy green vegetables such as baby bok choy and rocket.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
160
Carbohydrates, g:
0.0
Fat (g):
1.9
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.5
Vitamin B2:
Potassium:
Phosphorus:
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
635
Protein (g):
33.3
Saturated Fat, g :
0.6
Omega 3's (g):
Niacin (B3):
Magnesium:
Sodium:
Salicylates:
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Aches & Pains
Arthritis
Eczema
Skin Conditions
Acne
Atherosclerosis
Heart Disease
Asthma
Dandruff
Low Energy
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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