Wild salmon nutrition is one of those things that is often over looked because of the delicious flavors that fresh fish provide. There is an impressive (and lengthy) list of all the health benefits of eating fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon. Simply put, it’s about the healthiest thing you can eat.
Besides the great taste, Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood Company’s wild salmon is:
- Free from artificial coloring, growth hormones, pharmaceuticals and other unnatural chemicals.
- High in Omega-3 oils which have been shown to lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease as well as lowering triglycerides.
- Naturally abundant in many essential nutrients and vitamins including Vitamins A, C, D and E, niacin and Vitamin B-12.
- An excellent source of protein.
- Low in saturated fats and low in calories.
Wild Alaska Salmon
Our wild Alaska salmon spends their lives swimming upstream eating in the icy cold waters creating beautiful, red fish, high in heart healthy Omega 3 and low in Omega 6 oils.
Farm-raised salmon is kept in pens, fed grain and unable to swim. This produces fish high in unhealthy fats. They are fed antibiotics to reduce disease and are dyed to look like fish living naturally in the wild.
What is Omega-3?
Omega-3 oils fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them. You have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they have shown to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating foods rich in Omega-3 oils at least 2 times a week.
Salmon Nutrition Facts -> Omega-3 and Wild Alaska Salmon
Alaska Salmon has the highest amount of Omega-3 of any fish. Therefore, just one serving per week can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
How Many Calories are in Salmon? And What About Protein?
We have prepared a chart that we think will best answer your questions about calories and protein in wild salmon. As you can see wild salmon is extremely low in saturated fat, a great source of protein, and high in Omega-3s. The nutritional values varies significantly for each species and especially when looking at Calories and Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon protein is fairly similar across the species, though if you love the taste of Sockeye it has some of the higher protein content.
|Serving Size 3.5 oz||Calories||Protein (g)||Fat (g)||Saturated Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Cholestrol (mg)||Omega-3 (mg) (g)|
Alaska Salmon is Wild, Natural and Sustainable
All of our salmon and seafood come straight from the waters of Alaska and are verified as such by the ASMI, The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
ASMI is a public corporation of the State of Alaska which is the state’s official seafood marketing arm. ASMI promotes Alaska Seafood throughout the U.S. and in 17 other countries. ASMI also provides education and training to the seafood industry in food safety and quality assurance practices.
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Download information on sustainability from AMSI.
Download more salmon nutrition information compliments of:
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)