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What Is The Most Nutritious Type Of Salmon To Buy?

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For the healthiest salmon, wild-caught is preferred. Due to its rich flavor and brilliant red meat, wild-caught sockeye salmon (red salmon) is one of the healthiest selections. Sockeye salmon is healthful for these reasons:

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High Omega-3 Content: Sockeye salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, which are vital for heart, brain, and general health.

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Low Mercury Levels: Sockeye salmon has lower mercury levels than other salmon, making it safer for pregnant women and children to eat.

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Protein-rich: Like all salmon, sockeye salmon is rich in protein, which is needed for muscle repair, development, and body function.

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Rich in Essential Nutrients: Vitamin D, B12, selenium, and potassium in sockeye salmon enhance immune function, bone health, and metabolism.

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Natural Color: Sockeye salmon's vivid red flesh comes from its diet of krill and other crustaceans containing astaxanthin. Astaxanthin reduces inflammation and prevents oxidative damage.

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Besides sockeye salmon, other wild-caught salmon including chinook (king) and coho (silver) salmon are also healthy. Look for sustainably sourced wild-caught salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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or Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Add a variety of fish and seafood to your diet for a variety of nutrients.

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