Nutritional Value

Northern Harvest Sea Farms – The Clear Choice for Quality

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Atlantic salmon is one of the best sources of DHA and EPA Omega- 3 fatty acids with farmed salmon far exceeding the Omega-3 content of all others. It is also a good source of 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.

In scientific tests, Northern Harvest salmon actually provides even higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, providing more than 2,000 mg per serving.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The breakdown:

Fat
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). In addition, salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, containing 1,804 mg per serving. Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain heart health and may lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. **

Vitamins
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).

Minerals
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.

Source: LiveStrong.com