Shark – Health Benefits, Nutritional Values & Recipes

Hind name:  Sor

Scientific name: Selachimorpha

Nutritional values: 

Calories 147, Calories from fat 46, Dietary fibres (0%)

Total fat 5.1g (8%), Saturated Fat 1g (5%), Cholesterol 58mg (19%), Sodium 89mg (4%),

Protein 23.7g, Total Carbohydrate (0%), Calcium 38.4mg, Potassium 180.8mg, Sugars (0%)

Health benefits: Cartilage of shark is used like adjunctive therapies in osteoarthritis, cancer, macular degeneration and psoriasis. Neovastat drug which is aqueous extract of shark cartilage enjoy orphan drug status from FDA for treatments of late staged renal cell carcinomas. It gives neurotoxins also.

Usage:  Some pet supplements, energy drinks, lotions, lipsticks, dog chewing toys and vitamins are popular for containing shark products. Shark fin soup which is Chinese old delicacy is associated with honours, good fortunes and prosperities. It is highlight of many occasions like banquets of corporate, marriages and celebrations of New Years.

5 Famous Recipes: Shark with Pineapple Salsa, Shark Kebabs, Shark Steak, Shark Jumble, Shark Tacos

How to Cook  Shark Kebabs :


Shark cut into small pieces- 500g

Ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon

Oil- 200ml

Maida (wheat flour) – 100g

Salt-1 pinch

Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon

Egg- 2

Procedure: Mix all ingredients. Make into a batter and marinate shark pieces overnight. Heat oil in a deep frying pan at high heat. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. Serve hot with tomato sauce, chilli sauce and onion rings. This can serve as an evening snack.