Fish is one of the chief sources of animal protein. Many Nigerians switch between fish and other types of meat like beef, chicken, and turkey for a variety of purposes. There are different types of fish sold on the Nigerian market. One that is quite popular is croaker fish.
How much does it cost to buy a carton of croaker fish in Nigeria? Where can one buy croaker fish by the carton in Nigeria? What are the nutrients present in croaker fish? This post will answer these questions and any others that may come to mind.
Croaker Fish Carton Prices in Nigeria
Many food experts recommend fish as a very healthy source of animal protein. Because of this, different fish species have become popular on the Nigerian market. Croaker fish is among the most common species available.
While you can buy this fish by the kilo, it saves you money to buy by the carton if you have the means to. Buying food in bulk is always cheaper in the long run. Of course, not everyone can afford to buy fish by the carton. However, if you have a large household or run a frozen food retail outlet, then you should consider this option.
Before stepping out to purchase croaker fish by the carton, you need to first run a market survey to find out prices. Doing this gives you access to the right information and allows you to weigh your options. We have done the market survey on your behalf and gathered the prices of croaker fish by the carton in the list below:
- Frozen Croaker Fish 1 Carton (20 kg): From N58,000
- Frozen Croaker Fish half carton (10 kg): From N30,000
- Frozen Croaker Fish quarter carton (5 kg): From N16,000
PRICES LAST UPDATED: MAY 12, 2023.
Note that these prices are quite unstable due to several factors. However, we will constantly watch the market for price changes and will update this post accordingly when we notice any. Meanwhile, you may likely experience slight variations in the prices of these packages depending on where you are buying from.
Where to Buy Croaker Fish Carton in Nigeria
As mentioned earlier, croaker fish is among the most popular in Nigeria. This fish is used in making a variety of local and continental dishes. A carton of croaker fish contains between 20 and 26 fish depending on their size. The question that begs an answer at this point is, where can one buy croaker fish carton in Nigeria?
You can choose to purchase in person or place an order online. If you prefer the former, then you can visit any of these locations:
- Market stalls.
- Cold rooms.
- Roadside frozen food stores.
Technology has presented us with the option of ordering several items, including croaker fish, online. You can do this by visiting any of these online marketplaces:
- The Market Food Shop
- 24 Hours Market
- Doorstep Foods
- Mile 12 Market Online
Kindly note that you bear extra costs for delivery purposes and this cost will depend on your location. This is why if you are not buying so much, we recommend that you purchase the fish in person.
Nutritional Information of Croaker Fish
The original name of this fish is the Atlantic Croaker. As you can guess, it has this name because it is predominantly found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This fish is highly nutritious as it contains a high volume of nutrients. We will show you a list showing some of these nutrients in this section. The table below shows some of the nutrients present in one serving (87 grams) of croaker fish:
|Total Fat (lipid)||11.02 g||31.49%|
|Total dietary Fiber||0.3 g||0.79%|
|Calcium, Ca||28 mg||2.80%|
|Iron, Fe||0.75 mg||9.38%|
|Magnesium, Mg||37 mg||8.81%|
|Phosphorus, P||189 mg||27.00%|
|Potassium, K||296 mg||6.30%|
|Sodium, Na||303 mg||20.20%|
|Zinc, Zn||0.45 mg||4.09%|
|Copper, Cu||0.057 mg||6.33%|
|Manganese, Mn||0.07 mg||3.04%|
|Selenium, Se||33.8 µg||61.45%|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||0.078 mg||6.50%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.113 mg||8.69%|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||3.741 mg||23.38%|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)||0.644 mg||12.88%|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||0.226 mg||17.38%|
|Vitamin B9 (Folate)||30 µg||7.50%|
|Folic Acid||14 µg||N/D|
|Folate, food||16 µg||N/D|
|Folate, DEF||39 µg||N/D|
|Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine)||1.83 µg||76.25%|