Farmed Atlantic salmon from Canada's East Coast is an excellent source of DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Selenium. It’s also very low in saturated fat. DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids is one of the highest sources available in proteins, and is important for the normal development of the eyes, brains, and nerves.
Farmed Atlantic Salmon is one of the highest sources of Omega 3's compared to other popular proteins. Omega-3s, the long-chain fatty acids believed to have many health benefits, including reducing the potential for heart disease, reducing high blood pressure, reducing kidney and bowel disorders, reducing neurological dysfunction (such as depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease), reducing inflammatory and auto-immune disorders, and facilitating weight loss. (Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).
Canadian salmon is not only healthy but also very safe to eat, thanks to one of the world's most rigorous fish inspection and control systems, overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). In fact, the Canadian aquaculture industry is governed by a framework that includes 73 pieces of federal and provincial legislation, making it one of the most strictly regulated industries in the world.
Fresh salmon is a nutritious choice that tastes delicious in a variety of recipes for week-night meals, entertaining, and holidays, too!
One serving of salmon contains 5.5 g of total fat (0.9 g saturated fat, 1.5 g monounsaturated fat, 2.1 g polyunsaturated fat).
Salmon is a good source of a variety of B vitamins, which aid in energy metabolism. Each serving of salmon is very high in vitamin B12 (72 percent of daily value) and niacin (53 percent of daily value) in addition to containing moderate amounts of thiamine (16 percent of daily value), vitamin B6 (14 percent of daily value), pantothenic acid (11 percent of daily value) and a small amount of riboflavin (5 percent of daily value).
Full of minerals, salmon is high in selenium (101 percent of daily value) and phosphorus (37 percent of daily value) in addition to containing moderate amounts of potassium (15 percent of daily value) and magnesium (10 percent of daily value) and small amounts of iron (7 percent of daily value), zinc (6 percent of daily value) and copper (6 percent of daily value). Selenium aids enzyme function, phosphorus and zinc play roles in cell metabolism, iron and copper transport oxygen through the blood, potassium helps regulate fluid levels in the body and magnesium is used in various chemical reactions in the body.