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Wild Salmon Discovered to Have Even More Health Benefits

May 13, 2011

Spruce up your spring menu plan and add some wild salmon to your next shopping list. It’s a seafood choice that we already know to be good for the heart due to its omega-3 fatty acid content—but new research shows that its high antioxidant content may be another reason for its powerful health benefits.

Astaxanthin is the name of the antioxidant getting a lot of attention these days (it was featured on the Dr. Oz  Show earlier in the year), and it’s the chemical responsible for giving wild salmon its beautiful pink-orange hue. The antioxidant reduces oxidation of our cells (i.e. aging), especially related to the eyes, skin, joints and central nervous system. Eat foods with astaxanthin; sustain the body and reduce inflammation.

Wild salmon is particularly rich in astaxanthin because of the animal’s natural diet and lifestyle in the wild—it contains about 4 times the content than farmed salmon! In fact, farmed salmon is so devoid of antioxidants that its flesh is an unappealing greyish color, so manufacturers actually enhance the color with supplements and dyes.

We’re proud to offer wild salmon available in three varieties: Smoked Coho Salmon, Alaskan Pink Salmon, and Skinless and Boneless Pink Salmon. All varieties are wild-caught salmon coming from Alaskan waters, where the fisheries are sustainably managed. Eat happily, knowing you’re getting a heart-healthy product in every bite.

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