Alaskan King Salmon - Good for You and Tastes Even Better

Fillet of king salmon prepared with sauce and garnishing.
Chinook salmon from Alaska, also known as King Salmon, are perhaps the most sought after of the salmon species in the world. 

The largest of the five Alaskan Salmon species, Kings have an average weight of approximately 20 pounds and length ranging from 30 to 40 inches. Generally marketed in whole, steak, or fillet forms they make excellent meals in a wide variety of different pallet pleasing forms. But not only do they taste great they are among some of the most naturally nutritious foods you can eat.

The Amazing Health Benefits of King Salmon

King Salmon are

  • An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • An excellent source of high quality protein 
  • Also an excellent source of selenium, phosphorous, and potassium

We all know the body needs protein, and the quality of the wild, natural and organic protein provided by King Salmon from Alaska is hard to beat.

Potassium is an essential nutrient that your body uses to help maintain a balance of fluid electrolytes. It also helps your heart and kidneys function normally along with other organs.

Selenium protects cells from damage that can be caused by free-radicals, and enables the thyroid to produce its necessary hormones. Selenium can also help lower the risk of joint inflammation.

Phosphorus is critical for healthy bones and teeth. But it also affects how the body uses carbohydrates and fats and even helps the body produce protein. Phosphorus helps the body store energy, assists kidney function, helps heartbeat regulation, muscle contraction and even nerve signaling.

The Big One - Chinook is King of Omega 3s

Pan cooked King Salmon fillet.
The Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are known for reducing inflammation of the blood vessels and slowing the build-up of plaque. At the same time they can actually clear the bloodstream of unhealthy fats (triglycerides) and for these reasons and others they are recognized to help reduce the risk of heart disease and actually lower your blood pressure. Omega 3s can also help reduce inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body and so may help reduce pain and stiffness, especially associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Omega 3s may even help reduce the risk of various types of cancer such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and advanced prostate cancer. They are also thought to be a source of improved mental functioning and in this regard may actually help ease mood disorders, make antidepressants more effective, regulate ADHD and protect against dementia.

The human body cannot produce Omega 3s on its own and for this reason supplements have become popular. But the best source and delivery system of Omega 3s is actually various types of fish - and top of the list is salmon. Of all the salmon species, King Salmon is the most rich in healthy Omega 3s.

Even More Fish Oil Benefits

Alaskan King Salmon offer the desirability of being available year round, fresh or frozen, and it also happens to make for some of the best table fare seafood available. This again is due to its high Omega 3 oil content. Not only is this fish oil content beneficial for a healthy diet, but it also makes it much easier to prepare. For this reason, Alaskan King Salmon are perfect for:

  • grilling 
  • broiling 
  • sautéing 
  • roasting 
  • poaching 
  • steaming 
  • smoking 
  • and virtually any other cooking method you can come up with!

The flavor of these kings of the sea - especially from the king of all states, Alaska - are also perfectly enhanced by whatever seafood seasoning or marinade you've concocted for your family's finicky palate. 

For the best Alaskan King Salmon around, try ordering from Tanner's Fresh Fish. Our King Salmon is hand trimmed and packaged in clear vacuum sealed bags and flash frozen to preserve freshness. It tastes so good, its easy to forget how good it is for you too! Contact us today for more information!

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