Bream is a fresh water fish of European origin. Its scientific name is Sparus auratus. It is also called as common bream, fresh water bream, carp bream or bronze bream. Bream lives in ponds, rivers, lakes and canals.
Ingredients and Preparation
The raw meat of Bream when cooked turns to white color from rosy. Its flesh is tender but firm and has a characteristic sweet flavor. Bream can be poached in wine or stuffed and baked or grilled or sauted. It can also be braised to use in stews.
Health and Nutrition facts
Serving size – 100 g
Approximate Values per serving (Calories - 96 cal, Fats – 1.9 g, Carbohydrates – 0 g, Protein – 19.7 g, Saturated fat – 0 g, Cholesterol – 0 mg, Sodium – 0 mg, Omega – 3-fattyacids – 0.4 g)
i) Bream contains no saturated fat,
ii) It has no cholesterol,
iii) It does not contain sodium,
iv) It also contains essential omega-3-fattyacids,
v) It is rich in iron and essential vitamins, and
v) Bream is an excellent source of good quality proteins.
Nutritional Disadvantages -
1. Bream is always a good food for Weight watchers – as it is a Low calorie diet and contains no saturated fats and no Cholesterol.
2. Excellent for growing children because their bodies require more of good quality proteins for building up of strong muscles.
Health Benefits of Bream
1. Bream has Omega-3-fatty acids. These fatty acids help in improving immune system of the body and lowering blood pressure.
2. Good quality Protein in Bream helps in maintaining healthy muscles and skin.
3. It helps in the prevention and cure of atherosclerosis as per the scientific research.