Pompano

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A fairly small fish, averaging about 2 pounds, with a high fat content. It is found in the Atlantic off North Carolina to Florida and the Gulf coast to Texas. A related variety, called the gafftopsail pompany is found in the Pacific, from southern California to Peru. The pompano is a member of the Jack family and is considered by some to be one of the finest fish for eating. The meat is white and firm textured with a delicate and sweet buttery flavor. Also called palometa, permit, (not a true Pompano, but similar) and sunfish.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 oz, boneless
Calories164
Protein18g
Total Fat9g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium381mg
Sodium65mg
Cholesterol50mg
Serving Size1 fillet
Calories211
Protein23g
Total Fat12g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Potassium636mg
Sodium76mg
Cholesterol64mg

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