About Kippers

Nutritional Info

Nutritional information per 100g

Kippers are nutritionally rich as well as tasty - see the recipies for some ideas.

Energy   971 Kj/234 Kcal
Protein   19.9
Fat   17.1
Of which saturates   3.6
Mono-saturates   10.1
Polyunsaturates   3.4
Carbohydrates   not detected
Sodium   1.23
Dietary Fibre   0.6
Total sugars (as glucose)   0.3


Oil rich fish such as Mackerel, sardines & herring have a calorific value of around 190 Kcal/791KJ per 100g.


The fat found in all fish is mainly of the unsaturated type. Oil rich fish can vary between 5% and 20% fat content, depending on the time of year. Oil rich fish are unique in supplying the special Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats that have been found so valuable for health. Unsaturated fats can help to reduce the cholesterol level in the blood, thus lowering the risk of heart disease. Kippers, (grilled) have 1.5g Omega-3 fatty acids per 100g.


Oil rich fish are an important source of vitamins A & D. Vitamin A maintains healthy eyes, skin and hair. Vitamin D is needed to form strong bones and teeth.


Fish is a good source of calcium, needed for formation of bones and teeth. It is also a good source of iodine and flourine, which are needed for the body's growth and metabolism.


Fish has good quality protein for body building and repair of tissues.