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About Swordfish

Pixxispad is the Maltese version of Swordfish. This type of fish has a round elongated body, known for its flat long sword-like upper beak for slashing their prey and also helps them swim at high speeds, breaking through the water. Swordfish are usually found in temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean sea.

How is Swordfish caught

Swordfish are commonly caught by surface long lines, harpoon, drift gill net. These fish can grow up to 14 feet long and they are known to put up quite a fight for their survival. The peak season for swordfish is usually found during spring and summer seasons.

Nutritional value of Swordfish

Swordfish have a high content of mercury so it is recommended that pregnant women and children should avoid eating it. Whilst Swordfish does have a number of health benefits, like most rich foods it is best eaten in moderation.

Swordfish provides protein which is essential for maintaining muscle mass and it helps in feeling full for longer after a meal.

It also helps control Blood Pressure, as fresh swordfish is lower in sodium and higher in potassium.

Swordfish is a natural food source of vitamin D which helps build and maintain strong bones and also helps in the absorption of calcium.

Cooking Swordfish

Swordfish are classified as oily fish. The swordfish is usually served as a fish steak cooked in various ways such as:

– Pan-Roasted Swordfish Steaks served with vegetables or mixed peppercorns.
– Grilled Swordfish is the best way to cook swordfish it goes with a variety of flavours and aromas. It can be served with vegetables, tomatoes and caper sauce or lemon, mint and basil sauce or a citrus pesto.

Where to buy Swordfish in Malta

You can buy Swordfish in Malta at Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera, as well as many other fresh products, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and anything else you may need. Park Towers Supermarkets stocks a wide variety of different brands and fresh foods, so there’s always something for everyone.

Park Towers host a “Tropical Week” once every year, where tropical fruits and related products are cheaper, while still being as fresh as you have come to expect from Park Towers.

Park Towers Supermarkets | St Venera | San Giljan Malta

PARK-TOWERS carrefour malta st venera

Park Towers – St Venera
Psaila Street,
Santa Venera
(+356) 21480807 / (+356) 27480807
(+356) 21485559

Park Towers Supermarkets on the Map | St Venera | San Giljan Malta

About Park Towers Supermarkets, supplier of Carrefour Products

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