Also known as: Mackerel, Common mackerel, Boston mackerel, Caballa
Year-round. Some are sold fresh in domestic markets, but most are frozen and exported to markets around the world.
Mackerel has a rich, pronounced flavor. For a milder flavor, cut out the outer bands of dark meat along the midline.
U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina.
Mackerel is high in omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of selenium, niacin, and vitamins B6 and B12.