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Calories, kcal: 92 Proteins, g: 16.7 Fats, g: 2.3 Carbohydrates, g: 0.0
Chukuchan (Catostomus) is an extensive genus of fish that belongs to the family of the same name. Due to the fact that the Chukuchan fish in their appearance is similar to the carp fish, biologists attribute the Chukuchanov family to the Carp-like order. The main difference between the Chukuchans and the carp is the presence of fleshy lips covered with villi and the absence of a mustache (calorizator). Also, the body of the Chukuchan fish is covered with large scales.
Currently, scientists have studied about 80 main species of Chukuchan fish, most of which are common in fresh waters of North and Central America, as well as in Eastern Siberia. Some Chukuchan species are found in the Far East in the Yanztsy River basin.
The common Chukuchan (Catostomus catostomus) lives and is widespread in our latitudes. Biologists discovered this type of fish back in the 18th century, and today the common Chukuchan is an important commercial fish. The habitat of the common Chukuchan includes the basin of the Arctic Ocean and the nearby waters of eastern Siberia. The Chukuchan fish is a river fish and prefers to settle in fast rivers with a rocky bottom.
Chukuchan fish reach sizes of 50-60 centimeters in length. It is worth noting the fact that the males are smaller in size than the females, characteristic of this species. Chukuchan fish feed on river vegetation and small aquatic organisms. Biologists, having studied this type of fish, concluded that the East Asian species of carp became the progenitors of the Chukuchan fish. Chukuchan migrated to America from the coastal waters of Asian states.
Calorie content of Chukuchan fish
The calorie content of this fish is 92 kcal per 100 grams of product.
The composition and useful properties of Chukuchan fish
Chukuchan fish are often used for dietary nutrition, as its meat is a low-calorie food product. It is worth noting the rich vitamin and mineral composition of the fish, which includes vitamins PP, A and B. Also, the meat of the Chukuchan fish contains the following trace elements useful for the human body: potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium phosphorus and manganese.
Chukuchan in cooking
Chukuchan, like many other types of river fish, are actively used in cooking. Chukuchan fish are conventionally divided into two main groups, which differ in size and number of bones in meat. For example, there are quite large representatives of Chukuchans fish, which are popularly called buffalo fish or carpiodes. The size of this representative of the Chukuchans fish reaches 120 cm (calorizer). The Chukuchan fish species that live on the territory of Russia belongs to the second smaller group of this species.