Grouper: benefits and properties

The Mere is a fish belonging to the family of the Serranids, which is also known by the name of cherna. It is a protected species, although with respect to the best months of the season in which it is possible to find them in the market and in fishmongers it is practically throughout the year.

Although there are a number of species that live in tropical seas, it is basically a variety that is most consumed in many Spanish cuisines: the typical grouper of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Nutritional properties of grouper

The Mere is a semi-fatty fish, which means that at certain times of the year its fatty content makes it a blue fish, while at other times it is a white fish.

100 grams of grouper provide 6 grams of fat and only about 120 calories, which means that we have a delicious fish ideal in balanced and healthy diets, low in fat and hypocaloric.

It provides an interesting amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, and also a small amount of saturated fats.

It also provides minerals (such as phosphorus, magnesium and potassium) and vitamins (B vitamins such as B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12). Among the vitamins we can highlight the presence, although timid, of vitamin E, a nutrient very rare in fish.

Benefits of grouper

Being a relatively low fat fish it becomes an extremely healthy food, which also provides high biological value proteins, which means that it contains the majority of essential amino acids.

Regarding its content in vitamins we can highlight:

  • Vitamin B2: intervenes in enzymatic processes. In addition, it is essential for the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Vitamin B3: fundamental in the use of the energy contained in the macronutrients. It participates in turn in the production of sex hormones and in the synthesis of glycogen.
  • Vitamin B6: participates in the synthesis of macronutrients and in the formation of hormones, red blood cells and blood cells.
  • Vitamin B9: better known by the name of folic acid, is essential for women who want to become pregnant (and not only during pregnancy), to help prevent defects in the placenta, and defects in the brain and spine in the fetus .
  • Vitamin B12: useful in the maturation of red blood cells, and in the proper functioning of neurons.

Neither can we forget its mineral content, highlighting above all the presence of phosphorus and potassium.

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