The black pomfret (Parastromateus niger) is a species of carangid fish native to reefs of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, where it is found at depths of 15 to 105 m (49 to 344 ft), though it is rarely found deeper than 40 m (130 ft). This species grows to 75 cm (30 in) in total length and is very important to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus
It is a good source of protein and it doesn't have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do. The protein in fish is of high quality, containing an abundance of essential amino acids, and is very digestible for people of all ages.