SPECIES: Trachurus trachurus – Horse mackerel
FAMILY: Carangidae – Horse mackerel family
PRODUCTS: Fresh, Frozen, Smoked, Tinned
SIZE: Maximum 40 cm and 1.6 kg
RANGE: In the North-east Atlantic, the horse mackerel is distributed from Africa to approximately 66 ºN, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the strait of Skagerrak.
FEEDS ON: Bottom-dwelling animals in the winter and plankton, fry, herring, small sprats and octopus in the summer.
NUTRITIONAL CONTENT Nutritional content per 100 g horse mackerel (edible portion): Energy: 974 kJ / 232 kcal Nutrients: Protein: 18.7 g Fat: 15.8 g Saturated fatty acids: 4.5 g Mono unsaturated fatty acids: 6 g Poly unsaturated fatty acids: 3.2 g Omega-3: 0 g Cholesterol: 52 mg Vitamins: Vitamin E: 1.2 mg Folate: 7 μg Riboflavin: 0.15 mg Vitamin B¡: 6 μg Minerals: Iron: 1.4 mg Selenium: 0.1 mg.