North Atlantic Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Also Known As

Broadbilled swordfish, Broadbill, Espada, Emperado

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



Year-round, with peaks from June through October. 


U.S. wild-caught from U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters.


Moist and flavorful with a slightly sweet taste.


Firm with moderate oil content.


Raw flesh ranges from white and ivory to pink and orange. Cooked meat is beige.

Health Benefits

Swordfish is an excellent source of selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, and zinc. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
Amount per serving
Calories 121
Protein 19.8 g
Fat, total 4.01 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1.097 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Selenium 48.1 mcg
Sodium 90 mg

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