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Salmon is commonly prized for its health benefits.
It tops the list of best protein sources that pack a big punch of omega-3's.
Omega-3's are the kind of fat that most diets are lacking.
Omega- 3 fats help improve heart and brain health, prevent diseases and fight inflammation. Your body cannot make this type of fat, which is why it is also an ”essential fat”. It is a good idea to eat fatty fish such as salmon twice a week for optimal health.
However… not all salmon is created equal, unfortunately.
Today, a lot of the salmon we eat isn’t caught in the wild, but bred in fish farms.
Half of the salmon sold worldwide comes from so-called fish farms, also known as aquacultures.
Wild Salmon vs Farmed Salmon 🐟. ∙ ◆ WILD SALMON 🐟. 📍 Contains less calories and less fat than farmed. 📍Eats natural food in the wild. 📍Less pesticides and antibiotics (especially carcinogenic PCBs). 📍No artificial colouring to make the fish more pink. 📍Rich in omega-3s. 📍higher in minerals, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc. ∙ ◆ FARMED SALMON 🐟. 📍 Higher in calories and saturated fat. 📍 Are caged in tight pens throughout their lives and are typically fed grain products and a fish-based diet. 📍Fed an unnatural processed diet of grains and soy in order to produce larger fish. 📍Contains high concentrations of PCBs (pesticides, dioxins etc). 📍Contains artificial colouring, toxic byproducts and antibiotics. 📍More vitamin C (added to feed), sodium, phosphorus. ✔️ BOTTOM LINE ∙
Wild salmon contains more minerals. Farmed salmon is higher in Vitamin C, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fatty acids and calories. ∙
Given the high amount of Omega-3s, quality protein and beneficial nutrients, I believe that the benefits of eating salmon (whether farmed or wild) far outweigh the negatives for most people. ∙
🔹 Here in Australia wild caught salmon isn’t easily accessible. I have only seen it in costco in the freezer section. ∙
Canned wild salmon is easily accessable here and reps all the benefits, so that’s been my go to lately. ∙
Hope you found this helpful 🌸 ∙