The fish is considered a delicacy, but more importantly, it is prized in East Asia for the medicinal properties of its internal organs. The highest grade fish are procured by countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. The most expensive known catch of a blackspotted croaker was made by two Indian fishermen near the Mumbai-Palghar coastline; the fish weighing 30 kg sold for Rs 5.5 lakh.
Protonibea diacanthus, commonly known as the blackspotted croaker, is a species of fish native to the Indo-Pacific region.This fish is considered amongst the most-expensive variety of the marine fish. Its heart is known as the ‘Sea Gold’, which is said to have medicinal properties and is an important ingredient in making a variety of medicines.
Super fish you may call it. The calories in Jewfish per 114g (1 fish small edible part) is 169 calories. Jewfish is calculated to be 148 Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 54.05g with 21.55g of mostly protein 8.21g of fat 0.11g of carbohydrates in 114g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D and Vitamin B12.