Today I had Grilled Salted Mackerel for lunch at Kitchen Misato.
Eating fish is well known to have many health benefits and fish is a staple of the traditional Japanese diet.
A very popular fish to eat in Japan is Mackerel, さば – Saba in Japanese. Mackerel is cheap and tasty and is well known for its high Omega-3 fatty acid content but it turns out that there are many other health benefits to eating Mackerel.
According to Nutrition Advance (www.nutritionadvance.com) there are “9 health benefits of Mackerel” and in this post I’d like to highlight four of these which I believe to be most important.
1. One fillet of Mackerel provides 2,670 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, among the highest levels in all oily fish.
2. Mackerel is an excellent source of Selenium and 71% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of Selenium can be gained from one small fillet of Mackerel.
3. One regular sized fillet of Mackerel offers more than 100% of the RDI of Vitamin D so Mackerel is great for those cloudy or Winter days!
4. Mackerel contains very high levels of Vitamin B12. In fact, 279% of the RDI for Vitamin B12 is provided by one cooked fillet of Mackerel.
Isn’t Mackerel amazing!?
Check out Michael Joseph’s article “9 Health Benefits of Mackerel (and Full Nutrition Facts)” for more information about the amazing health benefits of Mackerel.
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