Mackerel fish, also known as Garfa in Arabic are found in both temperate and tropical seas. Cooking this fish whole keeps it moist and in the case of mackerel ensures you get the super-oil-rich belly flesh. Mackeral cut into pieces is ideal for curry. A lime marinade before cooking smooths the taste and firms and whitens the meat.
Mackerel contains a high amount of healthy fats called monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) that are vital in the prevention, as well as control of blood sugar levels in diabetics. It contains high amount of omega-3 fatty acids as well as protein, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K.