The Horse Mackerel gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish can ride on the back of it over great distances. Other names include common scad, maasbanker, pollock, scad, saurel, rough scad. It congregates in large schools in coastal waters, where it feeds on crustaceans, squid and other fish. This mackerel is edible and can be smoked, fried, salted and baked etc.
Horse Mackerel is an excellent source of vitamins A, D and B12. It has a high content of EPA and DHA (Omega-3) fatty acids. Exact values will vary according to fat content.
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