King Mackerel

Scomberomorus cavalla

Also Known As

Cavalla, Sierra

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





U.S. wild-caught from New York to Texas. The majority of commercial catch is from the Gulf of Mexico.


King mackerel has a rich, pronounced flavor. For a milder flavor, cut out the outer bands of dark, strong-tasting meat along the midline.


Flaky and moist.


Raw mackerel is grayish and oily. When cooked, mackerel is off-white to beige in color.

Health Benefits

King mackerel is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, low in fat, and a very good source of protein, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, and selenium. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 105
Protein 20.28 g
Fat, total 2 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.363 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 158 mg

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