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About mackerel fillets

Mackerel is a broad term for a fish that includes as many as 30 different species. It is one of the healthiest fish you can eat, as it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that provide cardiovascular and other health benefits. Their nutritious nature makes mackerel fillets a very popular fish with consumers. Several million tons of fish are harvested by fishermen globally each year.

Mackerel are found on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. The different species grow at different rates, with some adult mackerel growing to 17 inches and weighing more than 2 pounds. 

You shouldn't wait long to consume mackerel after buying it from your local market or fish store. Mackerel spoil quickly and usually will last in your refrigerator only for about a day or two, even under the best circumstances.

Mackerel fillets include a rich supply of vitamins and minerals. They provide more than a day's worth of your recommended daily intake of vitamin D, but they also contribute significant quantities of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc.

Many people say that mackerel has a sweet taste that they find to be comparable to tuna or salmon but that it is slightly milder than those options. A mackerel fillet contains a modest amount of sodium, so you will probably not find it to be overly salty. The fish is firm but chewy, and it contains bones. It is great served as an entree, sliced for sandwiches, or chopped for salads.

Interestingly, mackerel has an array of predators above and beyond humans. It is often a source of food for other marine animals, such as dolphins, whales, tuna, marlin, and sharks, as well as various breeds of seabirds.

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