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Taste Profile

It has strong fishy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Mackerel fish can be baked, grilled and fried.
  2. It can also be used in fish cakes and burgers.


Mackerel is an oily fish that has striking skin and rich flavour. It has vertical stripes on their back and deeply forked tails.

Health benefits

  • Mackerel contains selenium that acts as an antioxidant and helps to reduce stress and effects of free radicals.(1)
  • It contains protein, iron and omega-3 fatty acids that improves hair health and reduces dandruff.(1)
  • It also promotes a healthy immune system.(1)
  • It helps to maintain the cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary heart disease.(1)
  • It also reduces the risk of macular degeneration.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose mackerel fish that is firm and shiny. Mackerel is available fresh and canned also. When buying canned mackerel, check the expiry date on the label and see that the can is not puffed up nor emitting a foul smell.

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