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Friday, May 17, 2013


"Wild Salmon"

Baked Wild Salmon

     Did you know having a high protein "red meat" diet every day can cause harm to your skeleton bones, according to the May issue, Spry Living.
     Omega 3 fatty acids in wild salmon can help reduce high inflammation in your body and boost your good HDL cholesterol.  Wild salmon is rich in vitamin D, iron, and high quality protein.  Farmed raised salmon has reduced levels of protein and healthy omega 3 fats.  Farmed raised salmon has levels of carcinogenic substances and other toxins.

     Wild Salmon is a good mood booster as well.  (see posting on Salmon)   

Healthy tip:
Homemade marinades are the best. Utilizing fresh herbs and vegetables are excellent choices in preparing salmon. 

Overnight Marinade

Wild Salmon makes a wonderful main course meal.

Baked sweet plantains, pesto quinoa, steamed organic swiss chard, & baked wild salmon

Buyer's tip:
  1. Always ask your seafood butcher if the salmon has any red dye.  Why?  Some companies will add red dye in the salmon so the fish can look pink or a deep pink color.  Read Labels!
  2. Always ask if the salmon was cloned (GE).  Why?  Genetically Engineered salmon will be entering in our food supply (grocery stores and restaurants) soon due to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) stated "it was safe to eat."  Click here
  3. Always buy "Wild" seafood.
  4. There is no such thing as organic fish, shrimp, or any other seafood.
  5. Always ask your seafood butcher is this "actual salmon."  Why?  Many markets are doing "bait and switch."  They put labels up to say "salmon" or whatever fish you are inquiring about and it's "not the actual" aquatic vertebrates you've requested.  Same goes for any other type of seafood. 
  6. Know your fish.  Try to have an idea what the aquatic vertebrates look like if purchasing whole.
  7. Inspect your fish.  Make sure the fish is up to the fresh standard (smell, color, and parasites).


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