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Vixa Fish

Jurel (Trachurus Trachurus)

Pelagic fish which is very common in the North Atlantic; it lives between 100 and 500m. deep, creating dense shoals; it can be found in warm waters and currents. It is a fusiform shaped long fish with pale flanks. The fins and the back can be grey or greenish except the belly, which can have different shades of white or silver. The head is pointed, eyes and mouth are very big relative to the head. It can be longer than 30 cm long, up to 60 cm.

Presentation Formats

Whole Horse Mackerel I.Q.F.


Pcs./Kg. Cm. In Grams
2/3 Pcs. +28 350 gr. - 500 gr.
3 Pcs. +25 300 gr. – 350 gr.
3/4 Pcs. +25 250 gr. – 300 gr.
4/5 Pcs. +18 180 gr. – 250 gr.
6/7 Pcs. +18 150 gr. – 180 gr.
7/8 Pcs. +18 125 gr. – 150 gr.
+8 Pcs. -18 - 125 gr.

Bulk box

20 Kg. Net

Bulk box

10 Kg. Net

Bulk box

7 Kg. Net

Horse Mackerel (Trachurus Trachurus)

Nutritive Value

Nutrition specialists around the world coincide in highlighting the importance of this fish, a product high in protein, fat, vitamins and mineral salts, and affirm that its presence in the diet is irreplaceable, if what is sought is a balanced diet, healthy and complete. Horse mackerel, taking into account its status as an oily fish, is a fatty fish. This fat is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, helping to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood that help reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases. Horse mackerel is a good source of proteins of high biological value and has interesting amounts of vitamins and minerals. Regarding vitamin B2, it is more abundant in blue fish than in white fish, and it has an outstanding content of vitamin B3. Likewise, vitamin B12 is present in extraordinary quantities and exceeding those contained in eggs, dairy and a large part of meats. In general, these group B vitamins allow the use of energy nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), and are involved in numerous organic processes such as the formation of red blood cells, the synthesis of genetic material or the functioning of the nervous system. and the defense system.

Nutritional information

Type Per 100 G
Energy (Kcal) 127
Proteins (gr) 15.7
Fats (g) 6.8
Magnesium (mg) 31
Iodine (mg) 10
B1 or thiamine (mg) 0.09
B2 or riboflavin (mg) 0.3
Iron (mg) -
B3 or niacin (mg) 9
Vitamin A (mcg) 16
Vitamin B (mcg) 36
B12 or cyanocobalamin (mcg) 10

Similar Types and Species

White horse mackerel or Mediterranean horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus)
It lives in the Mediterranean.
It is known as yellow horse mackerel, a name that refers to the yellowish coloration of the tail fin, a morphological feature that helps a lot in the differentiation of trachurus trachurus.

Painted horse mackerel (Trachurus picturatus)
Commonly known as black horse mackerel, it has a more elongated and cylindrical body than that of the common horse mackerel and its coloration is dark blue, unlike the greenish blue of the common horse mackerel.

It lives in areas further away from the coast during the autumn and winter months, and it is at the beginning of April, when it approaches the coast to reproduce. Today, thanks to advances in fishing gear, there are catches all year round.