Things To Keep in Mind While Buying Fish

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By Mehak Pal
Published Sep 09, 2022

Here are some tips that you should keep in mind while buying fish

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Shiny skin

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Cracked skin or loose scales can be signs of rotten fish, hence select a fish with shiny skin and with scales tightly attached

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Firm flesh

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Make sure the flesh of the fish should bounce back on touching it

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 Sniff the fish

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Try to avoid fish that has a strong, fishy odour or a sour smell because the smell of the fish is specific to the sea or river that is natural

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Check the eyes

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The eyes of the fish tells about its freshness. So, purchase a fish whose eyes are bulging, shiny and clear

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Inspect the gills

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A moist, shiny and pink or red gill is a great sign that the fish is fresh and of good quality

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 Check discolouration of the skin

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Check for any type of discoloration of the skin around the edges, or spongy texture, as these are signs of old fish

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