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Salmon, Raw Atlantic Farmed

Approximate pH Level: +6.1 - 6.3

The vast majority of Atlantic salmon available around the world are farmed (almost 99%), whereas the majority of Pacific salmon are wild-caught (greater than 80%). Salmon is a popular food. Classified as an oily fish,salmon is considered to be healthy due to the fish’s high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D[82] content. Salmon is also a source of cholesterol, with a range of 23–214 mg/100 g depending on the species. According to reports in the journal Science, however, farmed salmon may contain high levels of dioxins. PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) levels may be up to eight times higher in farmed salmon than in wild salmon,but still well below levels considered dangerous.Nonetheless, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the benefits of eating even farmed salmon still outweigh any risks imposed by contaminants.The type of omega-3 present may not be a factor for other important health functions.

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Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each “~” indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Source: Definition was provided by Wikipedia.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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