Monday, April 23, 2012

Which Salmon is the Healthiest for You?

When considering Salmon at a restaurant, I always ask the server whether the salmon is wild or farmed.  Farmed salmon have much higher levels of carcinogenic pesticides, specifically polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and two other compounds, dieldrin and toxaphene) than wild caught.  This article by George Mateljan does a great job of laying out the case for avoiding farmed salmon.  I urge you to take a moment to read it.

Funny enough, the salmon in this picture, which I snagged from George Mateljan's wonderful website, World's Healthiest Foods, looks farmed.  One way to tell is the nearly perfect square shape of the fish, which means it has been cut into shape in processing.  I've never seen this preparation for wild caught salmon.

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