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eel


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A long thin fish, Anguilla spp.; the European eel is A. anguilla, the conger eel is Conger myriaster. Eels live in rivers but go to sea to breed; to date, although elvers (young eels) have been caught and raised in tanks, it has not been possible to breed them in captivity. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of protein, niacin, and vitamins A, D, and B12; a good source of niacin and vitamin B2; a source of vitamins B1 and B6; contains 20 g of fat and supplies 300 kcal (1 260 kJ).


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