Updated: Mar 25
Barramundi is a fish from the Latidae family with the scientific name Lates calcarifer. The name actually means large-scaled river fish and is taken from the Australian Aboriginal language.
More importantly, Barramundi has a gentle, mild flavor, very little fishiness. The flesh of the fish is pearly pink in color and it has firm, large flakes and is easy to cook.
Barramundi is easy to cook as it does not give out a strong odor, and does not contain small bones, making it a favorite for post-natal mums and babies who are just starting to take solid foods.
Barramundi is known to be rich in:
omega-3 fatty acids
Protein that encourages milk
Vitamin D for calcium absorption
Farmed with high-quality sustainable feed, the fish is also independently tested to be safe from mercury.
Helps in bone strengthening
When breastfeeding, it is important to keep your bone density high. Barramundi may have excellent levels of selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and many other essential minerals that the body needs to build and protect strong bones.
Bone mineral density can prove to be a major issue as mothers provide for their babies through breast milk. So ensuring that we get high levels of these minerals, particularly the trace elements (like selenium), can be necessary for long-term health and strength.
Protein for growth
Rich in protein, barramundi is great for growth and development. The protein that comes from fish is considered healthier than that from red meat and it can help contribute to postnatal recovery and our baby's growing needs.
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*Barramundi is surprisingly locally farmed in the south of Singapore around Pulau Semakau by Kühlbarra.