Alaskan Sockeye Salmon: Healthiest Fish in the World and Removed from Fish Farms

Alaskan sockeye salmon grilled and dressed up on a plate with fork ready for savoring.
Alaskan sockeye salmon not only tastes delicious, but evidence is out there that it's the healthiest species of fish in the world. And while that's not reported enough, neither is the issue of fish farms where it's possible you won't get the best benefits of sockeye salmon. Get yourself up to speed on how powerful Omega-3's are in this type of fish and why buying, sockeye salmon straight from Alaska should always be in your diet vocabulary.

How Many Omega 3's Does Sockeye Salmon Have?

Alaskan sockeye salmon provides some of the highest levels Omega-3 fatty acids of any consumed fish on the planet. That comes out to roughly 2.7 grams of Omega-3's per 100 gram portions, which might surprise many salmon aficionados. Realizing that shouldn't give anyone pause about eating sockeye salmon at least twice a week to reduce one's cholesterol. After all, eating any type of salmon reduces the chance of coronary issues considerably.

Keep in mind that Alaskan sockeye salmon also has fairly low sodium (around 50-55 mg), which is a good number if concerned about sodium intake. Cholesterol is very balanced at 60-70 mg, making sockeye salmon the perfect - and delicious - part of your moderated diet.

Wild Sockeye Salmon vs. Farmed Sockeye Salmon

Did you know that there's a new market of farmed fish that's making fish less healthy? With detailed reports on this from, we're reminded that most other fish you buy in stores are increasingly stocked from fish farms where the bulk of Omega-3's in the fish are removed. That's due to feeding the fish a different diet from what they would naturally be eating in the wild.

Fortunately, the news is good when it comes Alaskan sockeye salmon. Alaska doesn't allow their sockeye salmon to be farmed, meaning that most sockeye salmon you buy will be wild. One way to tell this is through the salmon's color. The real deal will always be red in color rather than pink. As well, the white fat marks you see when baking wild sockeye salmon will be thinner than they are if the salmon is farmed.

The important thing to remember is that buying directly from Alaska will ensure you get the strongest benefits of sockeye salmon that every connoisseur of seafood should have.

Here at Tanner's Fresh Fish Processing in Ninilchik, Alaska, we're dedicated to harvesting the best sockeye salmon our waters have to offer and delivering it fresh right to your door. Start enjoying the healthiest and best tasting fish you'll find in a lifetime.

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