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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 only buy wild salmon.


12/11/2012 - 5:07pm

If wild salmon is available, I would certainly go for that one. However, if it ain't available, then I won't mind eating farmed salmon.


11/24/2012 - 12:38am

I understand that salmon farmed in Norway is much healthier than salmon farmed in South America and the Atlantic.


09/20/2012 - 5:23pm

Omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for heltah and lubricate the skin from the inside out. Many heltah experts are advising against using oils that are high in omega 6s because they believe that the imbalance of omega 3s to omega 6s increases the risks of getting chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and several others. They recommend that the best way to stay balanced with omega-3s and omega 6s is to get omega-6s from whole foods like nuts and seeds and to get omega-3 from fish (in moderation) and fish oil. Other foods like walnuts and flax seeds also contain omega 3s but are not quite the same as the omega-3s in fish and fish oil. Health advocates are recommending avoiding the use of omega 6 oils such as sunflower oil, soybean oil, and several others. I've learned that the 3 major steps to get clear skin from the inside are: Detoxification (especially the liver and colon), Super Food Nutrition (raw super foods and raw fats like avocados, coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil), and Hydration (water, juicing, raw fruits, and drinking aloe vera gel/juice). Hydration and raw oils will clear your skin and moisturize it from the inside out.


08/21/2012 - 10:50am

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


08/03/2012 - 3:17am

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 - 11:35am

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 - 7:34am

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 - 9:26am

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 - 11:15pm

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 - 7:12pm

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