Canned mackerel does not have the same prominence in Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy as white tuna or sardines. However, it is a fish with many possibilities in the kitchen, very versatile and with great properties and benefits for health.
What is mackerel?
Mackerel is an oily fish that belongs to the family of the scombridae, it is abundant in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. The meat of mackerel is white and very juicy, lending itself to a large number of preparations, whether in stews, with onions or pickled, but the most common way to find it is canned.
The production of canned mackerel is concentrated in southern Spain, specifically on the coasts of Cadiz and Huelva, and in some small canneries in Portugal.
Benefits of canned mackerel
Mackerel is rich in vitamin A, an essential nutrient for the maintenance and development of body tissues, especially the skeletal and nervous systems. That is why its consumption is so advisable for children and the elderly. Mackerel is also rich in vitamins B, D and E.
On the other hand, mackerel is one of the oily fish that contain the highest amount of omega 3. Omega 3 helps reduce bad cholesterol or LDL and triglycerides in the blood, which is essential for good cardiovascular health.
Finally, mackerel also has a large amount of minerals, such as potassium and phosphorus, important in the development of bones and teeth, and also in iodine and iron, being an ideal food for people who often suffer from anemia and for pregnant women, since iodine is an essential mineral for the growth of the fetus.
Buy canned mackerel
In Colono you can buy canned mackerel made in a 100% natural way, only with olive oil and free of preservatives and other chemicals.