Health Benefits

White Fish is Healthy Too

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You often hear us raving about Wild Alaska Salmon and its long-list of health benefits, but it’s not the only one of our products that serves your mind, body, and soul. Our whitefish offerings will also impress you, and your doctor, with their health benefits. The American Heart Association recommends eating seafood two times a week--that’s one weekend meal and one weekday lunch or two weeknight meals. However you want to cut it, this effort to eat more Wild Alaska Seafood is 100% worth it.


Here’s why.


Take halibut, for instance.wild for salmon halibut cheeks for sale

 


The high oil content in this fish means more flavor and more Omega-3’s -- both DHA and EPA are present in this sought-after Alaska species that to us east coasters might resemble a big, more aesthetically pleasing flounder. A six-ounce serving of Wild Alaska Halibut has 38 grams of protein and 91% of your daily B12. That’s just two highlights from its long list health-supporting features.


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 And what about cod? wild for salmon pacific cod portion

 


Pacific Cod is also a protein-packed fish and one with the highest amount of protein per calorie. A six-ounce Pacific cod portion includes over 30 grams of protein and under 200 calories. It is not as oily as halibut and thus lacks some of omega-3’s present in that species but is high in other nutrients, like phosphorus and selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that works hard to limit cell damage, protecting you from chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.


For a more omega-3 packed cod, try the oiler Alaska Black Cod, also known as Sablefish or Butterfish.  

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If you’re serious about improving your health but need some inspiration about how to incorporate fish into your  weekly meals, consider our recipe section. You might just find a new favorite white fish recipe like Halibut Cheek Ceviche or Black Cod Marinated with Honey.

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