Spanish Mackerel

Scomberomorus maculatus

Also Known As

Mackerel, Spotted cybium, Bay mackerel, Spotted mackerel

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





U.S. wild-caught mostly from Rhode Island to Alabama.


Spanish 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

Spanish mackerel is an excellent source of selenium, niacin, and vitamins B6 and B12. It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 139
Protein 19.29 g
Fat, total 6.3 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1.828 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 59 mg

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