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Scomber Scombrus
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100 gram
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.89g
21%
Saturated Fat 3.3g
17%
Trans Fat 3.350g
Cholesterol 70mg
23%
Sodium 90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 18.6gg

Vitamin A
167iu%
Vitamin C
0.4%
Calcium
12%
Iron
1.63%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

General Information

The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), is a pelagic schooling species of mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. In the US, the specie is also called Boston Mackerel.
Abundant in cold and temperate shelf areas, it forms large schools near the surface. They overwinter in deeper waters but move closer to shore in spring when water temperatures range between 11–14 °C (52–57 °F).
Fished from Canada to North Carolina the majority of U.S. caught mackerel is harvested from Maine to NJ. Atlantic Mackerel is typically fished using purse seines or trawl nets.
On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the specie is mainly caught in Scandinavia, Ireland and British waters.

Fishing Season

In USA the fishing season is from January through April.
Canada is usually fishing from September through November.
Scandinavia is fishing from August to November and from January to February
Ireland is fishing in February-March and October-November

Average Size/Weight

On average, Atlantic Mackerel weigh less than one (1) pound, with some individuals reaching 2 pounds.
It is usually graded as 200-400g, 300-500g and 400-600g

Form/Packing

Packing is customizable and comes in Kg

FREEZING FORM

Mostly available in whole round the fish is also cut in Canada or Europe into butterfly fillets or sold as H&G
Block Frozen usually frozen at land.

Sensory Characteristics

Atlantic Mackerel is a wild caught fish. It has a light white meat with a mild taste and soft texture. Its high oil content make it great for smoking, canning & salting.

Ingredients

Mackerel

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/FAO

USA/Canada: FAO21
Europe: FAO27

Quality Control

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