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What is the real name of Shawa fish?

Asked: Frédérick Asselin-Boilard, Last Updated:

The real name of the fish known to almost all as Shawa in Nigeria is actually called Herring. The fish has a soft and fleshy tissue which when garnished with your rice, is garanteed to bring out some mesmerising aroma. The fish contain omega-3 fatty acids and it is also a very nice source of Vtamin D.

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