Text Box: Text Box: Pacu Ribs(Piaractus mesopotamicus)

Common Names:  Pacu

Farmed or Wild:  Farm Raised

Harvested:  Fresh Water in Brazil

              GMO Free, Antibiotic Free, No Additives or Preservatives

Season:  Year Round

Other Certifications: Pending

 

Flavor Profile:  The large and meaty ribs are moist and delicate.

 

 

 

Pacu is a robust fish with ovoid shape, flattened laterally.  It is dark grey to silver in color, with a white belly, yellow breast and has small, darker spots on the laterals.  Endemic to the Paraguay-Paraná River basin, aqua-culture has stepped in to sustain the species.