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Mackerel, Atlantic

Scomber scombrus

mackerel 

Atlantic mackerel are a small forage fish that are consumed all over the world. It is an important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic and is used fresh, frozen, smoked, and salted. This beautiful, oily fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and contains a wealth of essential vitamins and minerals. Mackerel has a rich, pronounced flavour and is respected by chefs and home cooks alike for this distinctive flavour. In Canadian waters, it is fished commercially from the Bay of Fundy to Labrador.

Availability

Harvested from June to December. Available year-round.

Product Forms

Fresh – round, fillets
Frozen – round, fillets, HOG
Salted
Smoked

Sustainability and Certifications

Harvested under Canadian fisheries management regulations. All exporters are certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Catch Range

Northwest Atlantic (FAO 21)

Nutrition

Calories195
Fat13 g
Saturated3 g
Cholesterol77 mg
Sodium69.5 mg
Carbohydrates< 0.1 g
Protein20 g
Calcium42 mg
Potassium379 mg
Iron1 mg
per 100 grams

Health Benefits

Mackerel is high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

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