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What the Mackerel? 9 Things I Learned This Week About Mackerel

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This week I got an email from Jenn:

What the mackerel

So, Jenn, here's what I learned about mackerel this week for you:

  1. Mackerel are a fish, even though “mackerel” kinda made me think more of an oyster;
  2. They got real popular in the 90's for some reason;
  3. There are 30 species of mackerel, most of them “Scombroid”;
  4. Tuna sits in the same family (and tuna is delicious – thus by the laws of transitive property, mackerel might just be delicious);
  5. Mackerel are “voracious” feeders according to Wikipedia, which reminds me of my golden retriever (Mackerel: The Golden Retriever of the sea);
  6. The flesh of mackerel spolis quickly, especially in warmer clients, so don't get caught out because you'll get a nasty case of “scombroid food poisoning”;
  7. From the above point, mackerel isn't very considerate of your health;
  8. Although from the point above, they ARE filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, which make you brain good, sorry, brain “well”;
  9. Mackerel, as pictured, are generally found in their natural habitat, surrounded by cherry tomatoes and lettuce.

Well there you have it. Mackerel!

Josh Pugh

Josh Pugh

Josh is a business founding, digital marketing focused, charity driving, community builder from South Australia, living in New York City. After moving in 2017, Josh realized that there was an opportunity to curate and help the community of expats who moved to the United States – and launched America Josh. Josh is also the President of Variety – the Children's Charity of New York, Secretary at The Mateship Foundation, and Founder & CEO at Fortnight Digital.View Author posts

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