What is amberjack?

Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is a saltwater fish belonging to the family of Jackfish, present both in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It prefers deep waters, although in breeding season tends to approach the coast.


What are the nutritional properties of amberjack?

The amberjack is a source of protein, minerals (phosphorus, potassium), omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin A and vitamin D.


In particular, 100 grams of amberjack contain:

  • 23,14 g protein
  • 5,24 goffat
  • 0 g carbohydrates
  • 146 Kcal


When should you not eat amberjack?

The amberjack may contain only small quantities of methylmercury: there is therefore no specific contraindications to its consumption.


Possible benefits of amberjack

Amberjack is a prized fish, with white meat that is lean and easily digestible, its consumption is shown in a low-calorie diet and in those who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. It contains minerals such as potassium and phosphorus: the one helps to keep the pressure in the standard and may decrease the risk of recurrent kidney stones and the risk of losing bone during aging; the other is important to the health of bones and teeth.


It is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, important for cardiovascular health. It also contains vitamin A, essential for eyesight, for the development and strengthening of bones, for the growth of teeth. Finally, the presence of vitamin D is important for the calcification of bones and for maintaining normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.


Possible contraindications of amberjack

It is always advised to eat Amberjack after it is cooked: heat annihilates any toxic substances, such as Anisakis, a widespread parasite. It is important to know that European legislation (EC Regulation 853/2004, on "Sale and administration of culinary preparations containing fishery products intended to be consumed raw or almost raw") obliges those who sell or administer fresh fish to be frozen at – 20 degrees at least 24 hours. Therefore, before you eat it raw, you should inquire if that has been done. At home, it is advised to freeze the amberjack for at least 96 hours at -18 ° C in a freezer at three or more stars, before consuming it raw.


Seasonality Amberjack

Fishing for amberjack occurs throughout the year, with a preference for the spring and summer seasons, during which the amberjack approach the coast.