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The Instacart guide to pompano products


About pompano

Fish and other seafood contain high amounts of minerals, Omega 3s, and more, offering a nourishing, easily-digested source of protein. Pompano is no different in that respect. In fact, some experts have termed Pompano as the ‘most edible fish' in the world. Belonging to the Carangidae family, these fish are flat-bodied and sized just like a pan, plus their skin is edible, delicious, and does not need to be scaled.

Pompanos move in schools and prefer the warmer, shallow water, which is typical to coastal areas, where their preferred food is much more easily accessible. However, they are adaptable to different environments and sometimes can be found in deep waters too, where the oxygen level is low, and the temperature is colder. All pompano generally eat crustaceans, mainly sand fleas, crabs, or shrimp, and can also eat other small fish.

Florida pompano (Scientific name - Trachinotus carolinus), the most common in fish markets, has silvery skin and a thin, flat body. The back has a greenish-grey tint, and it slopes to make a rounded head, a blunt, almost stunted snout, and a very small mouth. Pompano that live in deep seas that get less light have golden-tinged throats, fins, and belly. They have six very short spiny protrusions on their back, followed by an elongated dorsal fin, which is matched by a shorter anal fin and a V-shaped tail.

Though the species could grow to be pretty large, up to 1.2 meters in length, the ones found in the American markets are smaller in size and no more than two pounds in weight for practical reasons. Pompano is available throughout the globe, but most of the commercial fishing goes on near the coast of Florida.

Whether you're after a classic buttery, lemony fish filet dinner or succulent pompano tacos, order any pompano filets fresh from nearby stores, or other seafood groceries, all through Instacart or the Instacart app. You'll have everything on your doorstep in as little as 2 hours!

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Buy your favorite pompano online with Instacart. Order pompano from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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