Dried Fish Market in Poompugar
Pugar, also known as Poompugar, a town in the Nagapattinum district of Tamil Nadu was once a capital of the Chola Kings. One of the main attraction here is the "Dried Fish Market" near the sea shore and the statue of Kannagi.
Dried Fish (Many Varieties)
Drying is the method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of Microorganisms.
|Ribbon Fish (Dry Fish)|
Open air drying using sun and wind has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food.
|King Fish (Dried & ready to be consumed)|
Bacteria, yeasts and molds need the water in the food to grow, and drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food.
|Pomfret Dry Fish|
The oldest traditional way of preserving fish was to let the wind and sun dry it. Drying food is the world's oldest known preservation method, the dried fish has a storage life of several years - Wikipedia
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