Mahi mahi is the common name for the Coryphaena hippurus, the common dolphinfish, or the Coryphaena equiselis, the pompano dolphinfish. Mahi mahi is unrelated to dolphins, the mammals.

Health considerations

Mahi mahi is a lean fish and a significant source of protein, selenium, potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. Mahi mahi is rated as having moderate mercury levels, and a recommendation of six or fewer servings a month for adults is given. See: Methylmercury

Keep in mind

Mahi mahi are low on the conservation risk scale according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The Environmental Defense Fund encourages seeking domestic, hook and line-caught mahi mahi (troll/pole catch) over imported and longline fish.

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Nutrition Data

Alternative names and spellings

Dolphin, dolphinfish, lampuga, lampuka, dorado, mahi, mahi-mahi

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