This tasty fish is highly nutritional, with 18.45% protein, 75.03% moisture, 5.40% fat, 1.06% marine salts, and 0.06% carbohydrates. Also, its high Omega 3 content helps prevent cardiovascular problems, and its Omega 6 improves the brain and blood pressure.
It is also high in protein, has zero cholesterol, and is high in DHA and EPA fatty acids and low in fat. The preparation of this food promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, helping to protect the environment.
The paiche can be found in the lower Amazon River basins. It is able to collect air from the surface with its swim bladder. This animal feeds only on fish such as the boquichico, carachama, mojarra, liza, sardine, and yuhlia. Its main predators include: the sharara (bird), the piranha, the shuyo (fish), the jaguar and parasites such as the candiru, which lodge in their gills and suck their blood.