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The mackerel is a salt water, blueish-green fish found in the North Atlantic, and of the family Scomber scombrus. It is a rich source of vitamin A but also contains more calories, cholesterol, and lipids than most other fish.

Caloric Content

Calories: 174
Protein:15.8 gm
Carbohydrates: 0 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats:11.8 gm
Saturated fats:2.77 gm
Unsaturated fats:7.48 gm
Cholesterol: 60 mg

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A: 1405000 IU
Thiamine: .15 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.265 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.339 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 7.4 6 mcg
Biotin: 1.8 300 mcg
Niacin:7.72 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:.728 10 mg
Folic acid: 1 400 mcg
Vitamin C: .3 60 mg
Vitamin E:1.45 30 IU

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 101000 mg
Copper:.062 2 mg
Iron:1.38 18 mg
Magnesium: 64 400 mg
Manganese:.013 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 1841000 mg
Potassium: 267 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 76 n/a mg
Zinc: .53 15 mg

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:.177 gm
Threonine:.693 gm
Isoleucine:.728 gm
Leucine:1.28 gm
Lysine:1.45 gm
Methionine:.468 gm
Cysteine:.169 gm
Phenylalanine:.617 gm
Tyrosine:.534 gm
Valine:.814 gm
Arginine:.946 gm
Histidine:.466 gm
Alanine:.956 gm
Aspartic acid:1.62 gm
Glutamic acid:2.36 gm
Glycine:.759 gm
Proline:.559 gm
Serine: .645 gm

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams


Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1990.

Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.


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