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Is jack mackerel healthy to eat?


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March 01, 2009 7:56PM

== == == == In the US Jack Mackerel is good and ecologically sound.

its high in cholesterol but apparently much lower mercury levels than tuna and other fish.

Q: I'd like to know if it's high in omega fatty acids, which are good for you. I put jack mackerel into my very large Newf's food every day & it seems to make her less stiff. Can't seem to find a breakdown of the composition of this fish A: It's very high in omega 3's and low in mercury because it's not high on the food chain. Per 100g eaten: .8 g DHA and 0.4 g EPA, 23 g Protein, 79 mg cholesterol. Because it's a midlevel fish the ocean bottom isn't being scraped bare to fish it and it also has little bycatch because it's a targeted harvest.