Gag Grouper

Mycteroperca microlepis

Also Known As

Grouper, Copper belly, Charcoal belly

U.S. wild-caught gag grouper is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Fresh year-round in the Gulf of Mexico, and from May through December in the South Atlantic.


U.S. wild-caught from North Carolina to Texas. 


Mild but distinct flavor, somewhere between bass and halibut.


Firm, moist, and flaky.


White when both raw and cooked.

Health Benefits

Grouper is low in saturated fat. It is also a good source of vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, potassium, protein, and selenium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 92
Protein 19.38 g
Fat, total 1.02 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.233 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 53 mg

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