White Pomfret – Safaid paplait is probably one of the most famous in Pakistan. Always short in supply, White Pomfret – Safaid Paplait is a highly prized fish having almost one of the highest prices in the local market. A diamond-shaped fish, White Pomfret is one of the few fish that does not taste fishy and has no odor.
White Pomfret has bright white meat with fine fibers that is a little chewy and mildly oily. The flesh breaks up easily on the plate but not along distinct flake lines
- English Name: White Pomfret, & Silver Pomfret
- Local Name: Safaid Paplet, Pitho, & Ghir Pitho
- Scientific Name: Pampus Argenteus
White Pomfret is a Sea fish that mainly lives in the demersal region on the continental shelf to about 80 m. White Pomfret usually found in large schools over muddy bottoms.
White Pomfret is caught using Gillnets, Bottom Trawling, and Bag-nets
White Pomfret has no visible Scales on the body. The body is firm, very deep, oval, compressed; dorsal and anal fins are preceded by 5–10 short, blade-like spines with pointed ends (embedded and barely visible in adults); dorsal-fin rays 37–43; caudal fin deeply forked, lower lobe often extended.
White Pomfret is preferred for Whole, Headless, and Slice cutting.
White Pomfret is silvery-white on sides, and slightly darker bluish or greyish on back
On average, White Pomfret is 250 grams in weight, However, Smaller and larger sizes are also available on demand
Approx. Cutting Yields
- Whole: 100 %
- Gutted: 87 %
- Headless and Gutted: 75 %
- Slices: 70 %
- Boneless: 38 %
White Pomfret is preferred to Grill, BBQ, and Fry
- Heart friendly
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Immune System
- Strengthens the bones
- Improves Skin and Hair health