is the king of fishes and its meat is tasty, flavorful and tender.
There are different types of salmon notably the chinook, the sockeye,
the silver and the pink amongst others.
salmon is also known as the king of salmon in Alaska where it
is the official fish of this state. The chinook is the largest
of all the pacific salmons and its flesh is firm, it has a rich
flavor and its color is a pleasing red.
is commonly known as the red salmon due to its bright red flesh
color and is the second most abundant species in the Alaska state.
The sockeye has a high concentration of oil and is a good source
of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Considered as one of the most
flavorful salmons and its red rich texture is maintained during
the cooking phase.
salmon is also known as the coho salmon and has bright silver
sides with black spots on the back. The silver salmon has an orange-red
flesh which it retains during cooking. Firm texture with high
fat content, the coho salmon has a pleasing taste.
The pink salmon
as its name says has pink flesh. Also known as the humpback in
Alaska, it has a mild and delicate flavor. Most of the pink salmons
are canned after harvesting and these are the most commonly found
in grocery stores.
Salmons are rich in protein and one of the best body building
food protein you can get. Typically in a can of salmon of 213
grams, you get a whopping 33 grams of high quality protein in
a single meal. Also the fats in salmon are healthy as compared
to fats in chicken and beef for instance. These are the omega-3
fattty acids which are healthy for the heart.
many ways you can cook salmon. Salmon can either be grilled, fried,
steamed, roasted, smoked, baked, barbecued and made into salmon
patties, croquettes, steak, teriyaki and others.
are best as compared to farm raised salmons as they feed by themselves
not eating salmon, try adding a few salmon dishes per week to
your body building meals. Salmon is quite affordable and a high
protein food as well and you can't go wrong with the fats. Why
not try a canned salmon salad with tomatoes, lettuce, olive oil,
vinegar and pepper for a start.
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