If you aren’t aware of the new research on farmed salmon, this is important to know.
We know that farmed salmon isn’t as nutritious as wild caught, It’s penned, fed an inferior diet, given coloring and cheap vitamins but is it actually dangerous? Apparently, yes.
Due to recent research on the high level of contaminants, the Norwegian government is changing its recommendation for pregnant women to 2 meals per week and 4 major Norwegian supermarket chains are threatening to completely ban farmed salmon from their stores.
Wild salmon, on the other hand, is one of the healthiest foods you can eat! It is high in the long chain omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). It is high in the all important Vitamin D, and it contains Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Of course, it’s also delicious!
The easiest way to know if you are buying wild or farmed salmon is to find out where it’s from. If its from Alaska it’s wild.
Alaskan salmon is pristine, responsibly fished, and never farmed. It is worth the extra money to buy wild, you will have the incredible health benefits, the flavor and you support real fishermen whose livelihoods have been threatened by all the cheap farmed fish on the market.
You can also buy canned salmon which is always wild, Alaskan fish.
A great source of frozen Alaskan salmon is Vital Choice. They also have a great deal of research on their site about the wonderful health benefits of wild caught fish!