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Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber Scombrus)

Mackerel is characterized by being one of the most popular fish in the Atlantic region, with a pointed head, its back is blue-green, with black stripes, and a silver belly, its body covered with small scales. Mackerel is very abundant in our waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, during the months of February to May, the peak fishing season. Also called Atlantic mackerel, sarda, verdel, tonino or mackerel. It is a blue fish, with salt water and at maturity they feed on crustaceans, mollusks, sardines, and herring.

Presentation Formats

Atlantic Mackerel whole I.Q.F.

Sizes

Pcs./Kg. In Grams
2 Pcs. +/- 500 gr.
2/3 Pcs. 350 gr. - 500 gr.
3 Pcs. 300 gr. – 350 gr.
3/4 Pcs. 250 gr. – 300 gr.
4/5 Pcs. 180 gr. – 250 gr.
6/7 Pcs. 150 gr. – 180 gr.
7/8 Pcs. 125 gr. – 150 gr.
+8 Pcs. - 125 gr.

Bulk box

20 Kg. Net

Bulk box

10 Kg. Net

Bulk box

7 Kg. Net

Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber Scombrus)

Nutritive Value

Mackerel is included in the group of blue fish due to its fat content. Specifically, 100 grams of edible portion of this fish provide 10 grams of fat. The fat present in oily fish and, therefore, in mackerel, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and make the blood more fluid, which reduces the risk of formation of clots or thrombi. Mackerel meat is a good source of proteins of high biological value and contains different vitamins and minerals. Among the vitamins are those of group B such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. In mackerel, vitamin B12 is present in significant quantities and exceeds that contained in eggs and a large part of meats, foods of animal origin, the exclusive natural source of this vitamin. It has fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D and E, which accumulate in its viscera and in the muscle: Vitamin D favors the absorption of calcium, vitamin A contributes to the maintenance, growth and repair of the mucous membranes, skin and other tissues of the body . Vitamin E highlights its antioxidant action and constitutes a protective factor against certain degenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Nutritional information

Type Per 100 G
Energy 139
Protein (gr) 19.3
Hydrates (gr) 4.8
Fiber (gr) 0
Lipids (gr) 6.3
Cholesterol (mg) 70
Calcium (mg) 11
Iron (mg) 0.44
Zinc (gr) 0.49
Vitamin A (µg) 30
Vitamin C (gr) 0
Folic acid (µg) 0

Similar types and species

-Chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicus)
(Eng) Chub mackerel (Fr) Maquereau espagnol
It lives in the Pacific and the Atlantic. Of the same genus, it belongs to the Scombrids, it also enjoys high commercial importance.

– Pintoja horse (Scomber australasicus)
(Eng) Blue mackerel (Fr) Maquereau tacheté
It lives on the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, north of China and Japan, and in eastern Mexico. It is also found in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. It belongs to the same family as the previous ones, although its market value is lower.

Its optimal fishing season includes the months of February to May.