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An oily fish, Scomber spp. Atlantic mackerel is S. scombrus, Pacific mackerel (also known as chub mackerel) is S. japonicus. Indian mackerel is Rastrelliger spp., snake mackerel or escolar is species of the family Gempylida, king mackerel (or kingfish) is Scomberomorus cavalla, sierra mackerel (or Pacific sierra) is Scomberomorus sierra. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein, vitamins D, B2, B6, B12, niacin, copper, iodine, and selenium; a source of vitamin B1 and iron; contains 24 g of fat, of which 20% is saturated; supplies 330 kcal (1 390 kJ).

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