Red Grouper

Epinephelus morio

Also Known As

Grouper, Cherna americana, Negre

Although some populations are below target levels, U.S. wild-caught red grouper is still a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.

Facts

Availability

Year-round.

Source

U.S. wild-caught from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico.

Taste

Red grouper has a mild but distinct flavor, somewhere between bass and halibut. Red grouper is sweeter and milder than black grouper, and many consider red grouper the tastier of the two.

Texture

Very firm, moist, and flaky.

Color

Raw and cooked meat is white.

Health Benefits

Red grouper is low in saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, potassium, protein, and selenium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
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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