Why Wild Caught Salmon is better than Farmed?
Why buy your wild caught Alaskan salmon from Fish & Co?
Because it’s the easiest way to know for sure that you’re truly buying wild caught salmon. And yes, it does cost more than farmed Tasmanian salmon but you’re getting a whole lot more for your money. Find out why wild salmon is better than farmed, what’s the nutritional difference, the best ways to prepare salmon and where to source true wild salmon.
Wild vs Farmed?
Wild caught salmon means salmon caught in their natural environment of open waters that feed on insects, krill, plankton and small fish, which gives the salmon its remarkable deep red flesh colouring.
Farm raised salmon live in cages with thousands of other fish and do not travel long distances or eat like wild salmon. Farm raised salmon is fed commercially produced fish food which results in an inferior flesh colour that is artificially dyed.
The unique taste and health benefits of wild salmon are far superior to farmed salmon. The quality is truly incomparable and once you see and taste the difference, you’ll never go back to farmed salmon.
How do I know if it’s wild caught?
All Alaskan salmon is wild caught!
All Tasmanian salmon are farmed.
The common terminology often used for farmed salmon is – Atlantic, Wild Atlantic, Norwegian, Natural, Organic and Chilean.
Make sure you’re getting wild caught salmon and buy from Fish & Co
Fresh or Frozen?
The health and taste benefits of flash-frozen wild salmon far outweigh anything you could ever experience with “fresh” farmed salmon. The wild caught salmon is flash frozen with a salt water glaze which locks in and preserves the “just caught” taste.
Where does the wild salmon we sell come from?
We source our wild caught Alaskan salmon from International Seafoods of Alaska (ISA), one of the four remaining Alaska salmon companies keeping the Alaska salmon fishery in Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
What are the nutritional benefits of wild caught Alaskan salmon?
1. Wild-caught salmon has multiple times more omega-3 fatty acids than farmed salmon.
2. Wild-caught salmon has a lot more vitamins and minerals. It is one of the few foods that offers sizeable amounts of vitamin D.
3. Wild-caught salmon has high levels of selenium and iodine.
Alaskan salmon is not only good for you, it’s so easy to prepare.
If you have never cooked salmon before it may seem a little intimidating but it really is incredibly easy and quick. Knowing the exact cooking time only comes with experience and how well done you like your salmon.
Basic cooking times:
Grill – medium – high 15-20 minutes or until meat flakes
Pan fried – medium – high 3-4 minutes each side.
* The “white stuff” on top of the fillet is the natural oil and is a sign that your salmon is cooked.
From grilling on the BBQ to pan-fried or even in our Wild Alaskan Sockeye Fish Cakes salmon is so versatile and easy to cook.