Mackerel|Ayala|

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In English, it is known as Island mackerel, blue mackerel, short mackerel, Indian mackerel, and Atlantic Mackerel. In India, it is widely consumed in Kerala, Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh; In Malayalam – Ayala/ Ayila. Its distant cousins are Tuna/ Choora, Seer/ Neymeen, and available in fresh and frozen versions.

Habitat

The Mackerel Fish is a striking shiny fish that is loved by fish connoisseurs around the world is known by many names. These are pelagic or seawater fish that are easily caught in large quantities within the catchment areas of India. It forms a part of the daily diet in most households in India, and various South Asian cuisines.

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Nutritional Value Facts 

A person normally requires a 2000 calorie diet daily. Based on this, the nutritional breakdown of 100 grams of Mackerel Fish is:

  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
  • Calories: 262 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Fats:  18 grams per serving
  • Potassium: 401 milligrams
  • Sodium: 83 milligrams

Health Benefits 

The wellbeing benefits of Mackerel Fish are as follows:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Mackerel is known to be an oily fish with healthy fatty acids, such as DHA and EHA. They will help to cure rheumatoid arthritis and various autoimmune diseases.
  • Minerals: mackerels supply minerals like phosphorus, folate, riboflavin, and niacin and these build body muscles and keep cardiovascular diseases at bay.
  • Cure Alzheimer’s disease: With regular intake of dark meat of fish, people have experienced a steady verbal memory and also can handle day-to-day activities. It has reduced the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Hemoglobin: Nutritional iron deficiency can be overcome with the regular intake of mackerel, as it reduces tiredness, infertility issues, and hemoglobin imbalances in women.

Cut Varieties

This delicacy is available as Mackerel Fish as whole fish cuts are cleaned, gutted, and scaled to perfection. These frozen packaged are sealed and ready to be used.

Texture & Taste

Mackerel Fish has off-white flesh and a center bone that can be removed easily. The texture of the Mackerel Fish flesh is meaty and has a delicate flavor of the sea.

The taste of the Mackerel Fish is fishy, and a little oily, almost resembling young tuna flesh. If caught from tropical waters, it does have a sweet taste as well.

Recipe Ideas

Mackerel Fish is a versatile fish that can be grille or is perfect for the Indian fish fry recipe. In Kerala, Mangalore, and Bengal, people make spicy Indian fish curry laced with a touch of tamarind juices.