Cero mackerel are a common fish around Key West year round. They are often caught by fisherman while fishing for yellowtail. Unlike the King Mackerel, which has seasonal availability due to regulated closures, Ceros can be harvested year ’round so you’ll usually see them in our market.
These are not only caught locally, they’re 100% local- they never stray far from Florida waters at all! They spawn offshore in summer and spend their days right near south Florida waters.
Nutritin-wise, it’s hard to beat the Cero Mackerel. Like its cousin the King Mackerel, it is a more oily fish and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It’s not only rich is those good types of fatty acids, but also in Iron- one serving is 5% of your iron for the day.
Because of the oilier, rich nature of the cero filet, it makes for the most delicious smoked fish. Try it yourself- order some by clicking the “Add to Cart” button and healthy, fresh fish will be on its way to your door in no time.
Enjoy the Special Taste of Cero Mackerel
Various types of mackerel swim across the coastlines of Florida every year. But the cero mackerel is the most delicious. This fish is often used for sushi, sashimi, and ceviche. Cero mackerel is caught by sport fishermen and locals. And we sell it fresh to our beloved customers all year round.
Cero is one of our favorite mackerel species in the Key West. It’s a sushi grade fish with a strong flavor and fatty meat. So, you can cut it into thin slices and eat it with lime, mustard sauce, and chili.
Cero Mackerel Has High Nutritional Value
Most of the health benefits come from the fatty meat that’s packed with a lot of omega-3s including EPA, DPA, and DHA. It is also rich in protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. In fact, mackerel contains up to 18 different amino acids, the substances that build up our bodies and help us stay healthy.
Eating mackerel regularly is a healthy habit. It helps to:
- Boost immunity
- Prevent disease of the heart and arteries
- Control blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Improve the function of the brain
- Prevent cancer
When you eat fish caught by local fishermen, you are also preserving the environment and making a healthy choice.
Order From Our Online Fish Store
Use our simple and convenient ordering process to buy your fresh mackerel now. You don’t need to visit Key West to enjoy tasty cero mackerel. We will ship fresh cero mackerel fillets to your doorstep.
Remember that fresh mackerel always tastes better than frozen. So, it’s best eaten fresh. Enjoy the fresh taste of Florida’s cero mackerel. Choose your quantity and click “Add to Cart” to begin your order now.