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Which salmon should I buy?

By Lisa Gosselin, March 14, 2012 - 1:12pm

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Lisa asks: Do you buy wild or farmed salmon?


I grilled both tonight. The farmed salmon seemed less fishy than the wild. Both were very good though.


08/03/2012 - 2:17am

Wild only. I am on a health program that requires a lot of Omega 3s and I cannot see the point of eating farmed fish that has a high level of Omega 6s (the ones that CAUSE inflammation).


06/12/2012 - 10:35am

I like to buy wild salmon, its hard to find, and if you ask for the wild salmon the fishmonger laugh at me, and tells me there is no such thing, only farmed salmon is it true??????

Thank you



05/31/2012 - 6:34am

I have bought both types, however I personally prefer wild due to a better flavour. The farmed salmon is O.K. but you can see the difference, the white parts in farmed fish is fat, lazy fish being fattened up. It also seems slimier to me. Having said that I can't afford the wild and only purchase when on sale in the supermarkets. Where have all the independent wet fish sellers gone? apart from the fish man who sells from the back of his van in my village, wonder just how fresh his stuff is!


05/03/2012 - 8:26am

Two years ago, I learned that Atlantic salmon was farmed and fed coloring. After reading about the "farm" practices, I pursued sources for wild caught. Now, I have made it a point to purchase only wild Alaskan salmon.


03/25/2012 - 10:15pm

SweetSpring Salmon Inc. is located in Washington State. Freshwater Coho is ranked Super Green by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's SeafoodWATCH list.


03/23/2012 - 6:12pm

i will only buy wild salmon for the reasons listed in the article. too many poisons in farmed fish.


03/21/2012 - 4:10pm

I try to buy the wild salmon as I think it is best all around. It is sometimes hard to find in my area.


03/20/2012 - 5:24pm

I buy only wild salmon, but also buy only line-caught fish. I like that line-caught for mid-level and bottom fish, is much more environmentally safe.


03/20/2012 - 4:22pm

I would rather not eat salmon than buy the farmed variety. The texture is mushy and it is artificially colored orange. Yuk! Nothing better than grilled wild salmon in the summertime - can't wait for the season to begin.


03/20/2012 - 3:13pm

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