Cobia, also known as Sokla, Skan, and Sekleh, is one of the most popular species of fish in the south of Iran, which is rich in omega-3s. Predatory fish are caught in areas such as Panama, the Pacific Ocean, and the salty waters of the world. In Iran, this fish is caught in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The Cobia has a cylindrical, elongated body with backward fins. Fans of southern fish are well aware of the special steel color of this fish. The head of this fish is small and has a long snout. Cobia has an elongated body and is somewhat cylindrical, broad-headed and compact.
Its dorsal fin has 7 to 9 hard radii and 29 to 33 soft radii. Body-color is dark brown on the back and paler on both sides. The maximum length of the whole body in this fish is 200 cm and its common length is 110 cm. In several documents, the maximum bodyweight of Cobia was reported to be 68 kg.
Properties of Cobia:
It has a soft and very crispy meat.
The amount of thorns and fines of this fish is relatively low.
The soft white meat of the fish dwells on it to cook Squash has a high nutritional value and is recommended for athletes, the elderly, children and pregnant women due to its high content of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3.
In addition to omega-3, the presence of docosahexaenoic in fish helps the brain and eye cells to grow properly during the embryonic period. That is why it is recommended that pregnant women do not forget to eat fish. It is a rich source of B vitamins, including B12, vitamins E, A and D
It has high levels of minerals and nutrients needed by the body, including iron, phosphorus, and potassium, and improves mental activity.
The Carbohydrate content of Cobia’s meat is zero and cholesterol is 0.1%. Therefore, its use is recommended for heart patients and people at risk of stroke.