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Atlantic Canadian farmed salmon is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Salmon is lower in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than beef or chicken, which makes it an excellent choice for those who want to eat a more healthy diet. The American, Canadian and International Heart and Stroke Foundations all recommend eating fish, especially fatty fish like Atlantic salmon, at least twice a week. Grown by local farmers, it’s also available fresh year-round.

A Healthy
Atlantic salmon is one of the highest sources of heart-healthy omega-3s (DHA, EPA). Including salmon in your diet weekly can help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, boost your brain function and reduce the risk of cancer, stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and asthma. The Canada Food Guide labels salmon as a “part of a healthy eating pattern.”
Helps to promote strong bones and teeth
Strong bones
and teeth
Helps energy metabolism and tissue formation
Healthy skin, strong
bones and teeth
Strong bones and teeth
Low in saturated fat and with no trans fats & low in calories
A Nutritious
Nutritional FactsAtlantic Farmed Salmon1Chicken1Pork1Ground Beef1Eggs1
Protein (g)20.4227.39.2517.1712.58
Vitamin D (IU)441269387
Vitamin E (mg)3.550.270.420.171.03
Vitamin B5 (mg)1.5471.030.430.4981.398
Vitamin B12 (ug)
Folate (ug)2650744
Potassium (mg)363223333270126
Phosphorus (mg)24018284158172
Polyunstaturated fat (g)3.8862.9713.1860.5211.414
Saturated fat (g)3.053.7921.9797.5813.267
Cholesterol (mg)55887271373
Omega 3 – DHA (g)1.10400.02100.038
Omega 3 – EPA (g)0.8620000.005

1 – Raw, per 100g portion
Source – Foodstruct.com which uses data from https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/

How fresh is farmed Atlantic salmon?
Farmers from small, coastal communities across Atlantic Canada grow salmon in the best place possible – their natural, native ocean. Farmed Atlantic salmon are often swimming in the cold, clear waters of their farms in the Atlantic Ocean right up until the moment a seafood vendor places an order. Farmers harvest, process and ship Atlantic salmon daily, ensuring a steady and fresh supply all year long. State-of-the-art technology is used to process full-size salmon quickly, humanely and at the ideal temperatures to maintain the freshest quality. Farmed salmon are processed, packaged and shipped typically within 24 to 48 hours. All Atlantic salmon processing facilities are provincially licensed and federally registered and adhere to the requirements of the internationally recognized Quality Management Program. This program is enforced and monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency through regular plant audits.
Is farmed Atlantic salmon traceable?

Farmed Atlantic salmon grown in Atlantic Canada can be traced back to the hatchery where the fish was raised, where records of what they ate and how they were cared for are maintained. All Atlantic Canadian salmon farming companies are involved in several third-party certification programs to ensure the highest quality salmon is sustainably produced.

Do farmed salmon contain high levels of PCBs?

All foods contain trace levels of unwanted contaminates. Atlantic salmon has significantly lower levels of PCBs than many other popular foods such as butter, canned tuna, chicken breasts, pork, beef and steak. The trace amounts of PCBs in farm-raised salmon do not pose a threat to human health, and meet or exceed food safety and nutritional standards set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the World Health Organization – a conclusion supported by peer reviewed and published studies.

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